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The Museum Load Zx Spectrum, a tribute to technological evolution

It seems to us a distant reality that where people lived without computers and cell phones, perhaps because of the way these technologies evolved so quickly, in such a short time, and the importance they assume in our personal and professional lives. The Load Zx Spectrum Museum,

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Palace “Sub-Ripas” – an exemple of the civil construction of the XVI Century

The Palace of Sub-Ripas, which includes the “Upper House” or “Casa do Arco” and the “Lower House” or “Casa da Torre”, was a former defensive tower on the city wall of Coimbra (Torre da Contenda). The tower was adapted to a residency in the century XVI and

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The most Instagrammable places in Coimbra

  The city of Coimbra is one of the most emblematic Portuguese cities and stands out for the landscapes over the Mondego River, the view to the University of Coimbra and the monuments. In this article we have chosen some of the most Instagrammable places in Coimbra,

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World Heritage Sites in Center of Portugal

In the center of Portugal, considered the largest and most diverse touristic region in the country, we have different landscapes (oceans and mountains), cultures (historical villages and cities) and flavors (rich in local products and gastronomic traditions). From its immensity, we highlight in this article four locations:

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The Church of Santiago and the Path of Santiago: the portuguese central way

The Church of Santiago, located in “Praça do Comércio” Square in downtown Coimbra, is one of the largest medieval monuments in the city. The construction of the Church started in the last decades of the 11th century and was sacred in 1206. Over the centuries it has

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Science Museum of Coimbra

Once we’ve established that Coimbra is undoubtedly a city of the future, let’s go back to the past, almost to the origin of the city’s need to innovate. In the eighteenth century, one of the greatest Portuguese scientific centers was located in Coimbra: we are talking about

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Sé Nova de Coimbra

It’s in “Largo da Freira”, near the University of Coimbra, that we find the “Sé Nova”, the Diocese of Coimbra. The “Sé Nova”, the old Jesuit College (“Eleven Thousand Virgin”), was established in 1542 by the “Society of Jesus”. With several advances and setbacks, the construction took

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National Printing House and National Mint

In June 2020, “Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda” (INCM) opened a store on the street “Visconde da Luz”, in the heart of downtown. INCM results from the fusion, in 1972, between the “Imprensa Nacional” (National printing house) and the “Casa da Moeda” (National mint). The “Imprensa

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The history of Jews in Coimbra

The oldest document attesting to the presence of Jews on Portuguese territory is from Coimbra. This presence, having experienced peaceful times, also lived times of extreme intolerance and persecution. It is in the “Pátio da Inquisição”, in a building with more than 470 years of history, that

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Sanctuary of Fátima, a place of Christian pilgrimage and Catholic devotion

Just one hour drive from Coimbra you’ll fund the Sanctuary of Fátima in “Cova da Iria – Fátima”, a place of Christian pilgrimage and Catholic devotion known as one of the largest international destination for religious tourism. Going back in time, it was there, in 1917, that

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