What is USE-IT?
USE-IT Guimarães stand for no-nonsense, free tips written by locals, for interested and curious travellers who want to visit the cities in a non-conventional manner. It is published both in a paper version and an iphone App.
USE-IT Guimarães comes from the same team that already produced USE-IT Porto, USE-IT Funchal, USE-IT Braga and USE-IT Coimbra, and is part of an European network with more than 40 cities, like Brussels, Prague, Oslo or Bordeaux, and stands for quality when it comes to independent tourism.
USE-IT is tourist info for young people, in more than 40 cities in Europe.
USE-IT is made by locals: we don't work with travel journalists but with locals.
USE-IT is not commercial: nobody pays to be included on the maps.
USE-IT maps are free. You find them in hostels and tourist infos.
USE-IT is for young travellers: no 5-star hotels, no business dinners.
USE-IT is up-to-date: new editions are made every year.
USE-IT is not a trendy guide, it's about the life and soul of the city.
USE-IT is honest: no publicity, no marketing nonsense.
All contents of this USE-IT Guimarães publication, including text, images, illustrations and street maps, are the intellectual property of Calote Esférica – Cultural Association, and may not be modified or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the express consent, in writing, of the parties involved. The selection of recommended points of interest in USE-IT Guimarães is totally independent and non-commercial. All content is the exclusive responsibility of © Calote Esférica - Associação Cultural. Supported by Câmara Municipal de Guimarães.
Editor: Carlos Azeredo Mesquita
Text: Samuel Silva, Luísa Alvão and adaptations of texts by Cláudio Rodrigues, Eduardo Brito, Francisco Brito and Ivo Raínha
Proofreading: Brian Holler and Fiona Churchman
Design: Carlos Azeredo Mesquita
Illustration: Patrícia Oliveira
Publisher: Calote Esférica
Third edition: January 2020
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