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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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PO.RO.S Museum in Sicó

A trip from the Roman Empire to the occupation of the Iberian Peninsula The Multimedia Museum Portugal Romano, in Sicó (POROS), Condeixa-a-Nova, offers a trip to the Roman occupation of that territory. This museum completes the complex of the Ruins of Conímbriga, one of the most important

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Visiting the Tower of the University of Coimbra

The most beautiful view over Coimbra. Standing 34 meters high, from the Tower of the Universidade de Coimbra you can enjoy a beautiful city view. You can see Choupal and Lapa, the Rainha Santa e Santa Clara bridges, the Pedro e Inês pedestrian bridge, the Santa Clara a Velha Monastery, Portugal dos Pequenitos, Quinta das Lágrimas, Sé Velha, Machado de Castro Museum, Law School courtyard

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Conímbriga – The Old Roman Village

Ruins of Conímbriga Conímbriga, placed just in 16 km km from Coimbra, in parish of Condeixa-a-Velha, is classified as Nacional Monument and it´s kown as the best national aqueologic station .To get to know better the history of our country, Conimbriga is the best place since in

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Quinta das Lágrimas Gardens

Fount of tears. Do you know the love story between D. Pedro and D. Inês de Castro? Part of this love story happened in Quinta das Lágrimas gardens, located on the opposite side of Mondego River. In general traits, D. Pedro was completely in love for D. Inês, one of the maids of his wife, D. Constança. They

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