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After all, getting to know any given place from the perspective of an insider is one of the wonders of traveling, we encourage you to take the time to get to know Coimbra, Portugal.

The Rasganço | end-of-course tradition

Rasganço Coimbra

“Rasganço” is a curious tradition over 700 years old made by the finalist students of the University of Coimbra. It originated in “Farraparia”, which lasted until 1910, and was made at the Faculty of Law after the “Ponto” – announcement of the last day of classes –

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Parque da Sereia

A great suggestion for an autumn walk. “Parque de Santa Cruz” or the “Parque da Sereia“, as it is popularly known, is located on the famous “Praça da República“. Formerly a place of gathering and meditation of the monks of Santa Cruz, this garden was built in

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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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7 Unmissable Traditions of Coimbra

Get to know the most unmissable traditions of Coimbra: 1- University parades Where? Town center  When? Academic weeks in May and October  The traditional academic processions that take place in Coimbra every year are an essential part of the city’s university rituals, a set of customs that

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Conventual Sweets from Coimbra

Many would be the reasons we could introduce you to visit Coimbra. For now we will talk about the local sweets with the certainty there will be more than enough reason to do so. Coimbra’s heritage is rich in conventual sweets. Conventual sweets appeared in the XV

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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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Casa Costa Lobo

An unforgettable experience you can’t miss. “Casa Costa Lobo“, number 22 Rua dos Coutinhos, is more than a unique property. During the XIX century, José de Sousa Gonzaga bought the building and other buildings around it, uniting them to have a large house for the whole family. What begins

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Calender in Coimbra – September 2019

15th SEP. | 5:30 p.m. | Salão Brasil 10th Aniversary “You can’t win, Charlie Brown”. 20th and 21st | 9:30 p.m. | Convento de São Francisco 23th International Magic Festival of Coimbra. 26th SEP. | 9:30 p.m. | Convento de São Francisco Salvador Sobral Concert “Paris, Lisboa”.

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The store “Bragas”

You must visit this store with more than 30 years of history. The story of this store is the story of José Pereira Braga, 95 beautiful years old, 70 of which as a merchant in “Baixa de Coimbra”. At 25 years old, he started working at the

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Ilustração ao Vento in Quebra Costas

An atelier where you find 100% original pieces. It was in 2018 that Márcia Santos jumped into her life’s dream of working as an illustrator, when she opened her own Atelier at the Stairs of the Quebra Costas, in the old uptown of Coimbra, with the name

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