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Can You Drink Tap Water in Guimaraes?
Yes, tap water is drinkable.
Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Guimaraes.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Portugal, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Tap Water in Portugal is a different story. The tap water from Guimaraes is the highest quality available anywhere in Europe and the world. If you were to travel to a remote village where tap water did not exist, you would hardly find people drinking Tap Water. But in Portugal it is very important to consume Tap Water at regular intervals. There are many reasons for this. Tap Water in Portugal has an optimum level of minerals and bacteria, trace elements and other nutrients that are beneficial for human health.
When towns began to develop in the 15th century, they needed a reliable source of water for their inhabitants. Therefore, they began building canals that brought clean, drinkable water to every town. As the population increased, so did the towns'' need for canals. As a result, it became necessary to build new towns and build new canals.
In towns like Guimaraes, Lisbon and Barcelos, tap water quality has always been poor. The municipal water com
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.57 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17% Very Low
- Water Pollution 50% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 83% Very High
- Water Quality 50% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Guimaraes, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.