Hotel Dona Ines
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- Minbar in room
- Swimming pool
- Breakfast Available
- Hot tub
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Today we visited some fabulous Roman ruins at Conimbriga with great mosaics. Then it was off to a monument under UNESCO World Heritage protection, the Abbey of the Gothic Manueline "Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Vitoria" in Batalha. We finished the day with a visit to Fatima, the Catholic pilgrimage village where Our Lady appeared to 3 shepherd children in 1917. It was awful! Huge with ghastly tacky souvenir shops. Our accommodation tonight is the gorgeous Pousada de Conde de ...
... any of the café’s either. So we decide to just take cover outside this café until the rain settles. As we are hovering under the cover, we see J+J up to our left in the huge church on the incline, nice and dry. Of course they would have been looking around in the Church, why didn’t we think of that haha.
We keep walking once the rain settles and find a shopping center. We go in and out of a few sports stores, and then Jenny and I see a body shop. We head in just ...
Packed and ready to go early on a Sunday morning, we board our buses to ride a few hours to the port city. Raining again, we enter the city of Coimbra home of the oldest university in Portugal. Our guide walks us across the part of the campus that houses the schools of medicine and law towatds the Johannine Library. Over 200,000 ...
... just barely fit our van. I had to crawl over and use the sliding door to get out, as neither the driver's or passenger's door could open.
The university dates back to 1260 and, needless to say, is the oldest in the Portuguese-speaking world. It is steeped in tradition, one of which is that students wear black wollen capes whenever at school. We saw several of these students, who looked very hot in the late- afternoon sun. We managed ...
... leaf paint. Before the earthquake in 1755, many hundreds of thousands of tons of gold were mined in Brazil for this type of purpose in Portugal. After the quake, money needed to be used for other more obvious practical purposes.
The library was exquisite. It was very well planned/engineered. There is no a/c or climate control. The books are dusted daily. The insects/bugs are taken care of by bats. There ...