Random photo of the week

coimbraMeet Coimbra.

Located in Central Portugal, Coimbra is one of the oldest cities in Portugal and it was actually the country’s capital before Lisbon gained that status.

Coimbra is also home to one of Europe’s oldest universities (whose buildings were classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2013 ), has its own type of fado and, like so many other places in Portugal, its own conventual sweet. Sorry, I ate my pastel de Tentúgal without taking a photo before!

Besides all of this, and also like so many other cities in Portugal (and everywhere else in the world, for that matter), Coimbra blossomed by the side of a river – the beautiful Mondego, which I mentioned here before.

Enjoy the view!

Advertisements
Categories: History, Places | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Post navigation

8 thoughts on “Random photo of the week

  1. A lovely spot..

  2. Wow… what a place!!!

    Great POV makes this image incredible.

  3. I should definetly discover more portugal and its beautiful smaller cities

  4. I’ve heard so many interesting views about this city I’ll definitely be heading there once it stops raining. Coming from Cambridge I expect I’ll be comparing the university buildings.

    • Well, don’t expect the huge Cambridge University buildings! There are several buildings, which are all part of the University although they were built at different times, but they spread throughout the city, instead of being limited to one place alone. In the department of Mathematics, for example, which was built in the 1960’s, you have some beautiful murals by Portuguese artist Almada Negreiros.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: