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Arco de Almedina 15 | Pátio do Castilho, Coimbra 3004-509, Portugal
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

There's some history here. A wall. A gate. An uphill climb. I get it. It wasn't that hard. Why is everybody pushing it like it's the Taj Mahal?

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Plunkett07
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is an entry point through the old wall. It is steep and takes a sharp right angle to impede invaders. If you look up you can see where they used to pour the boiling oil.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Part of the ancient perimeter and one of the primary gates still exposed for travelers to see. Small alley with lots of shops leads up the hill to a 17th century church and the university. Great hike.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Harvey38
Reviewed 10 December 2017

this is close to the old city gate in coimbra, you may need a tour guide or a book to tell you all about this area. the old streets give you that old feeling and will make you go back in time. this is a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank rmcc83
Reviewed 7 December 2017

we found first of all the interactive guide which presents to your request relevant moment of history of Coimbra, linked with old constructions then we found a sort of window to the street below, covered with glass, of course you could imagine we were afraid...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

When passing this entrance, you feel that you enter history. The streets are different, and you understand more how a middle-age-city looked like. Quite a climb towards the university.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

A Moorish stone gateway, the Arco, leads up into the Almedina from the town, but we started at the top, after visiting the university. You make your way slowly down and get lost in a maze of narrow steep lanes. At the town end there...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

we went on a Sunday when the town was sleepy and quiet. Not too many shops were opened and definitely no Fado signing on the street

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This arch is your entry to a brief but steep climb nicknamed the "back breaker" that leads you to the Velha Se (Old Cathedral) and the National Museum and ultimately the University.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

No matter the time or day you can come see this fabulous archway in the middle of Coimbra, Portugal. I came early on a Sunday morning and Fado was playing. It's a great part of this city's architectural history. There is a museum attached and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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It is hard to find free parking sites close to Coimbra's city centre. However the parking prices are acceptable and to park near Ponte de Santa Clara seems to be the best solution to visit Coimbra's centre.
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