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


A travel blog entry by nellieva on Jul 06, 2015

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... Ines. To make matters worse, Peter's legitimate heir from Constance was very sickly, whereas his children with Ines were healthy but illegitimate, putting the crown at risk. King Alfonso eventually ordered the murder of Ines. She was decapitated in front of one of her small children. Peter tracked down two of the three known assassins and, legend has it, tore their hearts out (one from the front, one from the back) while they were alive. ...

Walking tour of Porto and Churchill port tasting

A travel blog entry by janehudon on Jul 01, 2015

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... hectare Grade “A” Vineyard estate situated on the south bank of the River Douro between Pinhão and Tua, in the prestigious Cima Corgo sub-region of the demarcated Douro Port Wine region. All Churchill’s ports are produced at the Quinta da Gricha winery in the traditional granite “lagares” or treading tanks built in 1852.Since the acquisition of the Quinta da Gricha vineyards in 1999, Churchill’s has also ...

Yet another historic town

A travel blog entry by europeantour13 on May 22, 2015

1 comment, 6 photos

... strong smelling but when you open it, you are met with the most divine silky, runny centre - the tones are like fondue or gruyere with a slight sharpness. Along with some Morcon Belotta - from the pigs neck - which had a paprika coating, and was sliced thin by the shop, before cryovac wrapping into 2 parcels - we ...

Coimbra - The Oxford of Portugal

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on May 01, 2015

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... The university is at the top of the hill in the center of the
city with much of the medieval old town sprawling steeply up the slopes between
the Mondego River and the lower town and the university above. The newer parts
of the city sprawl out into further hills.

I was expecting something akin to Oxford or Cambridge with
numerous colleges and a wide expanse of historic buildings. The reality is not
that grand. The historic buildings of ...

Somehow This Entire Country is Uphill

A travel blog entry by awesomed on Nov 15, 2014

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... this trip classified as one giant workout. On the upside, I felt better about eating and drinking so much. But seriously Portugal - ever heard of a plain?

We wandered (read: climbed, painfully and slowly but with wide open eyes, ears, and nose to catch all the sights, sounds, and smell of the thin curvy cobblestoned streets) through the Botanical center and up to the Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra, which ...