Located in the historic center of Guimarães, declared a World Heritage Site in 2001, Casa da Cera da Porta da Vila is located on Rua Rainha D. Maria II, nº17, inside the wall and only 50 meters from the most emblematic places of the city, such as the Grande do Toural, Misericórdia and Oliveira and Santiago squares.
The Casa da Cera da Porta da Vila, whose building occupies no. 17,19 and 21 of Rua da Rainha in Guimarães, accumulated, during the century. XIX until the third quarter of the century. XX, the functions of commercial shop of various articles of domestic use and workshop of objects in wax.
Candles and ex-votos were produced on the last floor of the building. This space was the only testimony of an activity that was once part of the industrial landscape of Guimarães.