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Coimbra - Old Town - Krista photo

Medieval University Library
“The library can only be entered as part of a guided tour, in a group of a predetermined size. We learned some very interesting information from our guide: for instance, she told us that aside from humidity, the greatest danger to the books comes from insects. There is, however, a chemical-free, natural solution to this problem: bats, which enter the library at night, through the small upper windows, and feast on any moths and flies they find.”

Practicals

Transport

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Coimbra - public bus - j.p. photo

Coimbra - Santa Isabel Bridge - K. Elter's photo

Food

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Coimbra - iconic Cafe Santa Cruz - Krista photo

Coimbra - tarts - Krista photo

Shopping

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Coimbra - old shopping street - Krista photo

Coimbra - Rua Visconde da Luz, a major pedestrian street - Krista photo

Fun

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Coimbra - Medical students from the local university play music on the pedestrian street - Krista photo

Coimbra - jeans - j.p. photo

Public safety

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Coimbra - police car just to fit on the narrow street - s.k. photo

Coimbra - policeman - j.p. photo

Others

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Coimbra - Krista photo

Coimbra - Old Town'steps - Krista photo

Background

Coimbra - Praça 8 de Maio - c.m. photo

Destination in brief

Population (in 2020): 138,000

Climate

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Coimbra - rain (October is the wettest month) - r.k. photo

History

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Coimbra - Saint Elisabeth (Isabella of Coimbra) Elter photo

Nowadays

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Coimbra - center - Krista photo

Coimbra - s.k. photo

Coimbra - pedestrian street - j.p. photo

Coimbra - stairs - j.p. photo .

People

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Coimbra - drink - Krista photo

Coimbra - locals - m.z. photo

Attractions

University

Coimbra - medieval university - Tower (Totte) - Krista photo

Coimbra - ancient university square - s.k. photo

Coimbra - university - j.d. photo

Churches

Coimbra - The Santa Cruz Monastery (Igreja de Santa Cruz) and the main sqaure (Praça 8 de Maio) - Krista photo

Coimbra - Santa Cruz Monastery - Krista photo

Coimbra - Santa Cruz Monastery (Igreja de Santa Cruz) - Azulejos tiles lines the walls of the church depicting key events in Portugal's history - Krista photo

Coimbra - Old Cathedral (La Sé Velha)

Coimbra - Santa Clara-a-Nova monastery - Elter photo

Coimbra - New Cathedral (La Sé Nova)

Old Town

Coimbra - Old Town - Krista photo

Portugal dos Pequenitos

Coimbra - Portugal dos Pequenitos


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