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Café Milenário was opened in November 1953, the year in which the city of Guimarães celebrated 1000 years of existence, hence the name Milenário.
Its historic town centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an “exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town” in Europe.
The Café Milenári is located in Largo do Toural, in the heart of Vimaranense City, next to the wall where you can read: “Aqui Nasceu Portugal”.
It maintains its original architecture, both on the façade and on the interior design, having undergone improvements over the years.
It has been a meeting point for generations of Guimarães for over six decades, a place for socializing.
Café Milenário is the most emblematic and historic café in the City of Guimarães.
Café Milenario is one of the six featured in the philatelic issue “Cafés Históricos”, which recalls some of the most emblematic Portuguese cafés in the country, launched by CTT.
This issue comprises five stamps and a block representing six cafes, namely: Café Aliança, in Faro, Café A Brasileira, in Braga, Pastelaria Manuel Natário, in Viana do Castelo, Café Milenário, in Guimarães, Café Piolho (Âncora D’Ouro), in Porto, and Pastelaria Versailles, in Lisbon.