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The Irmã Lucia’s Memorial – who carried the “Secret of Fatima”

Include in your visit. Lúcia de Jesus Rosa dos Santos or simply known to all of us as “Irmã Lúcia” was just ten years old when on July 13 1917, with her cousins ​​Jacinta and Francisco, she attended the apparitions of “Nossa Senhora de Fátima” in “Cova

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Visit the Municipal Museum – “Edifício Chiado” Coimbra

Include in your visit. The Municipal Museum – “Edifício Chiado”, located at “Rua Ferreira Borges” and is one of the highlights of one of the main commercial street of downtown Coimbra. Going back in time, in 1905 the Great Warehouses of Chiado were inaugurated in Lisbon. A

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Museu Nacional Machado de Castro – Coimbra

Visit the “Museu Nacional Machado de Castro” – integrated in the UNESCO World Heritage Area. The “Museu Nacional Machado de Castro“, integrated in the area selected by UNESCO as World Heritage of the University of Coimbra, Alta and Sofia, is an icon of the city. It was

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Visit Convento da Rainha Santa Isabel

Convento Rainha Santa Isabel

Convento da Rainha Santa Isabel – Patron Saint of the city of Coimbra. The “Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Nova” or “Convento da Rainha Santa Isabel” was built in the 17th century to replace the former Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery, founded by “Rainha Santa Isabel“, patron saint of the city

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Gil Vicente Academic Theater Coimbra

Gil Vicente Academic Theater Coimbra

Gil Vicente Academic Theater, the only university theater building. The Gil Vicente Academic Theater, located in Praça da República, in the center of Coimbra, and belonging to the University of Coimbra, is one of the city’s landmarks and one of the places where locals and visitors know

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Escadas do Quebra Costas

The Escadas do Quebra Costas are much more than a mere staircase. We are talking about a historical point of great symbolism that connects the famous Arco da Almedina and the Largo da Sé-Velha. This long staircase, an interesting route leading local and visitors from the University

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Portugal dos Pequenitos Coimbra

Mandatory visit in Coimbra. Remember nothing seemed appropriate to your size when you where a child? Everything was too big or high… The only reason you always thought that is because you never visited Portugal dos Pequenitos (Portugal of the Little Ones), a special place in Coimbra created to teach the world

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Romantic hidaways in Coimbra

Coimbra of loves. In the month when Valentine’s Day is celebrated, we will talk about some of the most romantic places in the city of Coimbra. We start at the “Quinta das Lágrimas” gardens, located on the opposite side of Mondego River, where the famous story of forbidden

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Visit the “Torre de Almedina”

… and make a trip to the middle ages. From the eleventh century, the “Torre de Almedina” built on the “Arco de Almedina“, had as function to watch and defend the main access door to the interior of the city wall. Due to its strategic importance, it was one of

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Uncover the Grand Seminary of Coimbra

One construction with over 250 years. It is next to the “Jardim Botânico” that you find a newly uncovered “treasure” of Coimbra, with over 250 years, it recently opened to the public. We are talking about the “Seminário Maior”, an eighteenth-century Italian art building, built as a grand

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