Curia Palace Hotel Spa & Golf Resort
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... have a long tradition of celebrating. Final year students wear white shirts and black suits, (trousers or skirts) and jackets and then carry a cane and top hat in their faculty colours, purple for pharmacy and gold for medicine etc, there are 9 faculties at Coimbra. Parties all week (and all night) long, the party venue was quite close to our apartment, but fortunately didn't disturb our sleep, even though it was still in full swing at ...
Today we decided to walk up (rather than ride the funicular) to the 700 year old Universidad in the upper town. What seemed like a thousand steps later, we were at the top of old town. Lisbon's university is larger, but this one is more respected and has 25,000 students, making Coimbra a busy student town. We entered the Porta Ferrea (Iron Gate) to the Old University Courtyard, and were greeted by a ...
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... meat and fish stands. We bought some fruit, cheese and sausage/cheese buns to picnic on later, then took the elevador/funicular to the Alta (upper town). This lift was interesting in that you start in an outdoor elevator, then halfway up you get out and walk in an enclosed glass walkway to the funicular, which took us to the top. We got out at the top and were looking at our map to find the way to the universidade, when a sweet old lady ...
... language and the dictionary now. We crossed the bridge over the Mondego River, and viewed Coimbra from the other side, then crossed back and wandered a bit to get our bearings. We found the Church of Santa Cruz, the religious hub for the area, and checked out the times for Holy Week services. We had hoped there would be some Holy Week festivities here (they were just getting geared up for them in Nazare), but it doesn't appear they have anything special going ...
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