Residencial A Morgadinha
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... past the hour, ½ past the hour, ¼ to the hour and on some hours a double tolling to call people to church!!! Well as charming as that was for the first hour- the novelty soon ran out. In some of the other towns we had stayed in the bells stopped at around 7pm, but not here. So at 1030 pm we were changing rooms to the back side of the hotel where the bells were a bit more muffled.
Having said that, the cathedral was quite beautiful and we were even able to walk ...
... 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 ...
... amp; for our orientation walk around the town. Similar to yesterday we were in an old university town this time in Portugal. We went for the walk and saw a cathedral the old, built in the 1200's, the new cathedral which building started in 1598 & finished in 1698, and the university which was also built in the 1200's. The students there still wear the traditional dress, most of the time, which includes a black gown under a black woollen cloak with ...
... to the other end of the massive square to the new Basilica- criticised by many as too plain but we were struck by its simplicity and aura of peace. The new Basilica can seat 10,000 for Mass comfortably!! Tonight we caught a ferry from the old town of Lisbon across the river to a wonderful Seafood restaurant. Enjoyed fresh prawns, seafood chowder, crabs clams and ...
... espresso , the clouds opened up with a torrential downpour. That was the only rain we felt today, even though we were threatened by it most of the day. The rolling hills provided some awesome vistas of the country side on our way to Serte. We are staying at an old historic prison that has been turned into quite a nice modern hotel. Massage was awesome, looking forward to a great ...
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