Travel Blogs from Coimbra, Portugal

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Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... free).  So instead, we headed back for the night after making the decision to seek out a fado performance elsewhere in Portugal. The next morning after a fabulous breakfast and packing our lunch, we headed out to tour some of the gardens of ...

Higher Learning, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Higher Learning

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... have been taking place here since the Late Middle Ages- with its decline as the political centre of the Kingdom of Portugal, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre, helped by the university formally established here in 1537. The University ...

Northern portugal a spectacular train ride ..., Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, Sintra, Portugal travel blog

Northern portugal a spectacular train ride ...

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... the summer residence of the Kings of Portugal and is green, lush and mountaineous. The Pena Palace was the highlight of Portugal for Tonya. The multicoloured towers and domes reminded Paul of Disney World. Inside was a completely wacko collection of ...

Once in a lifetime magic happens!, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Once in a lifetime magic happens!

A travel blog entry by vanderkansie

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... less than €75. Next stop was de Fado Coimbra, where we were personally introduced to Victor Sa, a renowned balad singer from Coimbra. We sat outside the facility and he sang a couple of ballads for us before the rehearsal started and everybody moved ...

Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra

A travel blog entry by jbaxter

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... our packs on which sort of sucked. It looked similar to Salamanca, if not a little older and a little more run down, but most of Portugal has been like that so far, compared to Spain anyway. I would say that it's probably not too small to be a small town, ...

University @ Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

University @ Coimbra

A travel blog entry by superzoom

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... : Coimbra. Located just 1h 30 min North of Lisbon, this city is famous because of its old university and because it was Portugal’s capital back from 1139 to 1255. The city eventually was taken by Arabs for almost 400 years, time in which they added ...

Day in Esteiro region, Coimbra District, Portugal travel blog

Day in Esteiro region

A travel blog entry by royelinda

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Had a walk around the village, temperature 41 degrees, it was 35 at 7pm. Went over to Pampilhosa da Serra the administrative centre for this area. Quite a largish village that is over 700 years old. they are preparing for its 7 day festa. Markets, ...

Esteiro - Portugal, Coimbra District, Portugal travel blog

Esteiro - Portugal

A travel blog entry by royelinda

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Met up with nephew Mark and enjoying the family time in quite surroundings. Richard and I went to Castelo Branco to take Mark to the train as he had to back into work for mid term school results. Temperature mid 30's We arrived back at Esteiro and Simon, ...

Esteiro region, Coimbra District, Portugal travel blog

Esteiro region

A travel blog entry by royelinda

Went for a drive to Orvahlo, and up too a miradoura, lookout. Overlooking several valleys and villages. Temp high ...

Castelo Branco, Coimbra District, Portugal travel blog

Castelo Branco

A travel blog entry by royelinda

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Went into Castelo Branco, visited the old Moorish castle. The castle was occupied by the Knights Templar. Walked around part of the town. Temperature ...

Esteiro region, Coimbra District, Portugal travel blog

Esteiro region

A travel blog entry by royelinda

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Drove to Brejo de Baixo and Brejo de Cima. Then onto the Barragem de Santa Lucia, dam and lake. Along the mountain top to Selada Porta, Machialinho, to Porto de Vacas. Then onto Janeiro de Ci to the river beach. Then back to Esteiro. Temperature ...

University town, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

University town

A travel blog entry by laine

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... out dated (the furniture reminded me of my grand parents old house) but we had our own bathroom and a double bed. Coimbra is basically a university town, it is actually one of the oldest universities in Europe founded in 1100 I think.  ...

Yellow food=huge racks?, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Yellow food=huge racks?

A travel blog entry by natandy

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We have become aware of many things during our time in Portugal, but there are two that really stand out (pardon the pun)! 1. It seems that every female from 13yrs plus has ginormous boobs!! Andy has dutifully pointed this out to me and I too am now ...

First class pig, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

First class pig

A travel blog entry by vanderkansie

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... . We walked the 30 minutes to our hotel and this helped to settle our stomachs before bed. Another wonderful day, I am concerned that Portugal might replace Ireland as my favorite place to visit... but who knows we have a couple more days to see what will ...

university town + one more city, Coimbra and Porto, Portugal travel blog

university town + one more city

A travel blog entry by emilita

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it was great to stop in a smaller city and see all the culture of coimbra, centred around its famous university which the locals are so proud of. i then moved on to oporto, another picturesque hillside city, full of more museums, and the parks and ...

Wrong on two counts!, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Wrong on two counts!

A travel blog entry by roamingfree

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...  I don't know whether we got the best 2 out of the pool of 27, because it is hard to believe that they could all sing like that.   Coimbra Fado, we just loved it....truly, truly loved it.  If you are ever in Portugal, then go! ...

Now Thats Better, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Now Thats Better

A travel blog entry by steph_444

... sense. So today, I was off to explore. Not really many sights in the city. Lots of churches, and the oldest university in Portugal. Libraby was amazing! 30,000 books on display in this amazing building built in 1728. All the book are from 16/17 century ...

Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra

A travel blog entry by hippler

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The Sunday night train we took here was full of college students returning to school after the weekend.  Coimbra (ko EEM bra) is the premiere university town in Portugal. And it has been for over 500 years.  We wisely opted for a cab to take us ...

Coimbra étudie, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra étudie

A travel blog entry by danielaube

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... rire d´eux! Les parents suivaient et prenaient meme des photos! A la fin, s´en était une véritable parade! Coimbra, comme plusieurs villes au Portugal, est batie sur une colline. En effet, le campus se trouve sur le sommet, á l´emplacement d´une ...

Coimbra and the Bat Cave, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra and the Bat Cave

A travel blog entry by jill-cam

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... a home cooked paste meal at the hostel, which was very cosy and had great atmosphere (just bring your own milk). Note to All: Portugal accommodation has the cleanest floors we have experienced since leaving home in November! Bare feet ...

Cidade dos Estudantes, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Cidade dos Estudantes

A travel blog entry by jamangie

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blablaca-razy!!, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

blablaca-razy!!

A travel blog entry by amandane

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... traveling from San Sebastián (Spain) to Porto (Portugal). The closest we could do was the nearby towns of Zumarraga (Spain) to Coimbra (Portugal). So we had to connect the dots by catching a train for an hour from San Seb to Zumarraga, where we would ...

Day 4 - Coimbra to Oliveira de Azeméis, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Day 4 - Coimbra to Oliveira de Azeméis

A travel blog entry by fcardoso

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... this was not necessarily bad since if I needed to drink or eat something it was very easy to find something. Furthermore, this summer Portugal has a lot of fires in the woods and today arriving to Oliveira de Azeméis I saw at least 3 fires in the ...

Rats in the attic, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Rats in the attic

A travel blog entry by renard

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I got heavy rain right as I left the train in Coimbra, which was perfect for helping me find my way without a map  to my staying place. At least I knew it was close to the university, which was (supposedly) clearly indicated by signs. It would ...

coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

coimbra

A travel blog entry by trg7

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Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra

A travel blog entry by amidlifecrisis

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Wow... une des plus vieilles universités au monde! En 1300 c'était prestigieux l'université! TOP 5 - Visite de Coimbra 1- L'université qui date du 12 siècle et sa chapelle remplie d'azuelos (carreaux de céramique ...

Thank you Nonna/Nana, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Thank you Nonna/Nana

A travel blog entry by ktchris

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... it's on the way towards everything else. After a beautiful drive through the hills and valleys of Central Portugal we were hungry and ready for a little sightseeing. Coimbra is a University town so the city center was filled with young people going to and ...

Coimbra; city of students, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra; city of students

A travel blog entry by larissajcroom

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... in what is apparently a month long celebration, mostly taking place in the square outside our hostel. Univeristy in Portugal is steeped in tradition, with all students beyond first year wearing Harry Potter style outfits, essentially business attire with ...

Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra

A travel blog entry by larissajcroom

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After our time in Lisbon, we were really finding that Coimbra lacked the charm and vibe of the capital. We plotted out route for the morning, visiting the cathedral, markets and main town in under an hour. We did do well at the markets picking up items ...

Coimbra, en se rendant au Nord, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra, en se rendant au Nord

A travel blog entry by luclegrandexplo

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... le dire seulement lorsqu’on ramasse un ticket, mais j’attire pas grand sourire de la machine distributrice. Une fois à Coimbra, on a trouvé notre hôtel qui était une coche en-dessous du Sheraton – le merveilleux Comfort Inn. On doit ...

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