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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 the Quebra Costas, the long staircase that is part of the old castle and walls of Coimbra. It was here that, in the past, the students of Coimbra sang beautiful serenades to their loved ones. It’s also at the Quebra Costas that you can find the old house of Artur Paredes, one of the best and most famous Portuguese guitarist and unforgettable part of the history of Fado.

If you decide to explore the Quebra Costas, you’ll certainly find the sign that marks the guitarist’s house with a beautiful poem dedicated to fado and written by the famous Jose Régio.

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Hotel Oslo - Coimbra
Av. Fernão de Magalhães, 25
3000-175 Coimbra, Portugal
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