In the heart of Minho, Casa de Panque is surrounded by history and tradition. The city of Oporto, chosen as the best European destination of 2017, has a very valuable historic and cultural heritage. The city of Guimarães, whose history is linked with the founding of Portuguese national identity, offers a historic town with an urban and medieval tapestry UNESCO has classified as World Heritage. In turn, Braga has a two-thousand-year-old history, which started in Ancient Rome, when it was founded in 16 b.C.E. as Bracara Augusta. Its history can be seen in its monuments and churches, the most emblematic of these being the Cathedral, which showcases several styles, from Roman to baroque. Barcelos and Ponte de Lima, smaller towns, offer a set of medieval buildings and have a deep connection to St. James’ Way.