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Sé Velha Coimbra – The old cathedral

Sé Velha de Coimbra Have you ever imagined living in a village inside a city? That’s what we are going to talk about. In Coimbra, in the area of the Old Cathedral, everyone knows everyone else and live in a family environment. The residents are mostly seniors

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Portuguese crib

The crib is an important Christmas tradition in Portugal. No home is complete without a crib during the holidays. This usually means half a dozen tiny figures that occupy a small space next to the Christmas tree, but there are exceptions to this rule. One of these

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Food and Fado

If you’ve read our report, you learned that the area surrounding the Quebra Costas is becomingeven more interesting, but also that there is an unbreakable link between regional cuisine and Portugal’s traditional melody: the beautiful Fado. It’s no coincidence that this connection becomes even more obvious at

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Festa das Latas de Coimbra

Respecting Coimbra’s tradition, the ‘Festa das Latas e Insígnias de Coimbra’ – better known as Latada – is back in October. The event’s history is intimately connected with the history of the University and the city itself. The roots of this celebration, which aims to welcome and

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Quinta das Lágrimas

The Quinta das Lágrimas, composed of 29.6 acres of land, is one of Coimbra’s main attractions. It is a magical Public Interest Place full of history and hidden gems that you must get to know. Although its origin is still shrouded in mystery, it is known that

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Coimbra – UNESCO World Heritage

Coimbra Unesco World Heritage - 22nd June 2013

“Universidade de Coimbra – Alta e Sofia” application was discussed in the 37th meeting of the World Heritage Committee, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On the 22nd of June of 2013, the inclusion in the World Heritage list was unanimously approved by the international representatives. Today 2 years

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Coimbra: The king’s capital

The birth of the Portuguese nation is far from ordinary. It hides a rich and unusual story, full of interesting details. However, there is a “detail” that deserves our undivided attention more than all others and its name is D. Afonso Henriques. D. Afonso Henriques was the

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Santa Cruz Church: National Pantheon

The Monastery of Santa Cruz, located in the historical center of Coimbra was foundedin 1131 by the ‘Ordem dos CónegosRegrantes de Santo Agostinho’. The Church of Santa Cruz, part of the complex, is one of the best examples of 12th century Romanesque architecture in Portugal. The church

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Happy 725º birthday, University of Coimbra!

Hotel Oslo is joining the University of Coimbra to celebrate a very important occasion to the city: the 725º anniversary of its university. The celebration, which began on March 1st, runs until December 4th and the program couldn’t be any more eclectic. The program, which celebrates the

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University of Coimbra

The early history of the institution that would become the University of Coimbra dates back to 1290, when King D. Dinis signed the famous Scientiae Thesaurus Mirabilis. The document, later recognized by the Pope Nicholas IV, originated the General Study a century after the birth of the

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