Mira Sierra

Address: 37500 Ciudad-Rodrigo , Coimbra, Beiras, 6360, Portugal | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 37500 Ciudad-Rodrigo , Coimbra.
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Travel Blogs from Coimbra

Yet another historic town

A travel blog entry by europeantour13 on May 22, 2015

1 comment, 6 photos

... foodie heaven. It was helped down with a crusty, still warm baguette.
We stopped in Rodrigo, just a short stroll from its Plaza Mayor where the Saturady market will reveal more treats. The market turned out to be a fizzer - cheap clothing and that sort of junk; but we did get 1/2 kg of lovely cherries for $1.60 at one ...

Trying to get moving but.....

A travel blog entry by skippyroo on Apr 20, 2015

18 photos

... s inside any of the impressive rooms – you can visit the Chapel, the Library (which is simply astonishing) and the graduation hall. The university was established back in 1537 and the library dates back from the 18th century.

Coimbra, pronounced Queenbrough is two hours by intercity train north of Lisbon.

Sunday 19 April 2015
Today is another chore day. Especially after yesterday I ...

Roman ruins and rain

A travel blog entry by spiderbobwebb on Nov 11, 2014

26 photos

... is still in use today and would make the experience very intimidating!

After the University, I continued to wander through the Old Town of Coimbra taking random turns and looking at various views. A lot of the streets are very narrow and windy.

I returned to the hotel for a quick shower and met the others downstairs for dinner and a Fado show. For dinner we went to a sort of Tapas style restaurant where we had mushrooms stuffed with ...

Coimbra & Coinimbriga

A travel blog entry by katie.thorpe on Oct 21, 2014

5 photos

... We went to a traditional Fago performance, which is a minimum of a 3 piece band. One person playing a classic guitar, one playing the Coimbra Fago guitar (which is a bulb shaped, 12 string guitar designed here in Coimbra, for this music), & one singing. This music is only played by males who either are or have attended the university here & was traditionally sung by a man to the woman who he loved. Tonight we had a mix of love songs and more ...

Our day in Coimbra, Portugal

A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Jul 16, 2014

14 photos

... 10th century. The original basilica was destroyed in 1117. The first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, financed the construction of the present building, which began in 1162. Church services began in 1184. The church has obliviously been for well cared for the past 900 years. Many important people are buried here, including then first mayor of Coimbra who died in 1097.

We discovered we were also on the path to the University. Turns out all paths lead to the ...