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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 Sofia Street – Unesco World Heritage

Unesco World Heritage The Rua da Sofia street, like the University of Coimbra and Alta of the city, was classified in 2013 as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Built in 1535, with an unusual width and regularity, at the time it was considered one of the largest

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Brancal, a 40 year long success story

In the world of wool. It is in “Visconde da Luz” street in “Baixa de Coimbra” that you find one of the most appreciated shops by tourists and locals alike. We are talking about Brancal, the only store in the city that exclusively sells wool. The attractive layout

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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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Abilini, a knitwear store in “Baixa de Coimbra”

Abilini, one portuguese and family brand. It’s in “Rua Visconde da Luz”, in downtown Coimbra, that you can find the renowned “Abilini” Knitwear Store. The brand’s story blends with its founder’s life, Abílio Martins, who began the production of knits in 1951 as an individual entrepreneur. In

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Briosa in “Baixa de Coimbra”

Conventual confectionery since 1955 “Briosa“, located in “Largo da Portagem” in the heart of downtown, is one of the oldest and most renowned pastrie shops in Coimbra. Since 1955 it offers traditional and tasty products, including convental confectionery always appreciated by visitors. “Arrufada de Coimbra”, “Castanhas de

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“Doce Amor” – one Gourmet Brownieria in Coimbra

New in town. The most recent openning in the historical center of the city, right in the “Quebra Costas” stairs, is a very tempting Gourmet Brownieria. From a family of confectioners, the owner grew watching her mother baking cakes and from very early she dreamed of having

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Heal and Repair – anozero’17

The theme of biennial contemporary art of Coimbra. “Anozero – Biennial contemporary art innitiative of Coimbra” , promoted by the “Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra” in partnership with the Municipaity and the University of Coimbra, runs until December 30, 2017. This is an initiative that aims to

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The Restaurant Varanda do Casal

A wonderful discovery in the Casal de São Simão “Varanda do Casal” Restaurant is one of the wonders of the small “Casal de São Simão” Shale Village, 25 minutes from Coimbra. A modern space that offers traditional flavors, “where you want to be and you want to return”.

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Shale Villages, one of Portugal’s best kept secrets

As Shale Villages are divided over four areas: “Serra da Lousã”, “Serra do Açor”, “Zezere” and “Tejo-Ocreza”. Today we focus on four of the twelve Shale Villages of “Serra da Lousã” for the privileged location for access from Coimbra. From the Hotel Oslo, you can reach the

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Hot and Good are the Chestnuts

With autumn arrived the appreciated nuts. The smell overruns the streets of downtown, their time has come, they are good roasted and hot … we are speaking, of course, about Chestnuts! No one resists the nut that symbolizes autumn. Chestnut has an ancient tradition in Portuguese gastronomy

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