Hotel Monte Rio Aguieira

Barragem da Aguieira, Coimbra, Beiras, 3450-001, Portugal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Coimbra

A Portugese Cambridge

A travel blog entry by pwhalen


... nearby and had spent the day wandering the old streets so a treat was definitely in order. Meringues! Nothing like you buy in Sydney, multiple sizes to choose from ( we went for medium), crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Not a crumb was missed!

Apart from eating memorable food, did go exploring. Cathedrals, a palace transformed into a university, a labyrinth of narrow streets and staircases that constitute ...

Agatha Christie's Oasis in the Forest

A travel blog entry by friesendm


Bussaco Forest was sought out in the 6th century by Benedictine monks for its serenity and isolation. Later, a papal bull dictated that women were not allowed in the forest on pain of excommunication. Then the barefoot monks of the Carmelite order arrived in 1628 and enhanced the natural serenity with isolated hermitages and forest trails, as well and a Way of Suffering pilgrimage route - a 20 station trail to the summit.

Napoleon's ...

Holy Mackerel, 7-Layered Petticoats, and Pastry!

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... br> From Óbidos, we continued north to the coastal town of Nazaré. The claim to fame here is massive waves, holy mackerel, and seven-layered petticoats. Just off the coast lies an underwater canyon that runs 16,000 feet deep, creating conditions that allow the formation of monster waves, apparently the largest in the world. Scott had noticed a news video a couple weeks ago, confirmed by Sylvia, of a 35 meter (over 100 feet) tall wave which of course drew ...

2 Monasteries in 1 day

A travel blog entry by stef5353


... John I of Portugal (the founder of the monastery) and his English wife, Philippa of Lancaster. The church is honey coloured and seems to have no focal point like a bell tower. The Unfinished Chapels I thought look very impressive even without a roof. It's quite odd when you walk through the Monastery and next you have soldiers doing their funny walk (not as good as John Cleese)relieving each other at the tomb of the ...


A travel blog entry by larissajcroom


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 for lunch for only 60 Euro cents each, which we added to with a little stop at the supermarket.

We wound our way up past the hostel to the University, an impressive collection of buildings. We had hoped to ...


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