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Coimbra, Portugal
Coimbra seems to be one of my favorite cities in Portugal and in Europe thanks to its academic character. The University of Coimbra is built on a hill, overlooking the city and the students' fraternities, called 'Republicas' which are all situated...
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3004-531 Coimbra, Portugal
This might be one of the best sacred places in the University of Coimbra; This library, built in the early 18th century by King John the 5th, is known for its rich real gold baroque decor, and the plaster ceilings are decorated with allegorical...
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3004-531 Coimbra, Portugal
Walking through the hallways of University of Coimbra, one can really feel as being on a movie set of Harry Potter thanks to the black capes uniform the students of Coimbra wear. The University is located on a hill, overlooking the city of...
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R. Padre António Vieira 90, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal
Mike and I stumbled across Casa das Caldeiras, a unique, stylish café bar in Coimbra last weekend and have already revisited it. As soon as we opened the door, we were impressed. Cleaned up and cleverly lit, the original Babcock and Wilcox boilers...
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Largo Dr. José Rodrigues, 3000-236 Coimbra, Portugal
Museu Nacional Machado de Castro in Coimbra is very close to the historical university and well worth a visit. Recently remodelled, it sits on top of a 2000-year-old Roman cryptoporticus (great for escaping the summer heat). Over the next three...
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Pte. Pedro e Inês, 3040 Coimbra, Portugal
A fabulous walk in Coimbra is to walk across the Santa Clara bridge, walk along the Rio Mondego and cross back on this pedestrian bridge. Beautiful views of Coimbra and the Rio Mondego, along with beautiful parks and esplanades on the river.
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Praça 8 de Maio, 3001-801 Coimbra, Portugal
Remains of a 16th Century cloister, designed by Joao de Rouao, that was part of the Mosteiro de Santa Cruz. During the daytime, it is a beautiful fountain with circular chapels, but at night, it becomes quite magical.