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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
It's nothing special to look at & or to photograph, but it's the history attached to it that makes it reason to wander through it & remember it's purpose.
Then just keep walking up past old buildings/homes/cafes, including the old cathedral until you get to...More
Do not expect to be awestruck as it is after all just an archway. However it is quite interesting to visit and imagine the old city wall that once surrounded Coimbra.
It is the gateway to the winding cobbled streets which lead up to the...More
We twice tried to find this museum before we were successful. It is tucked away just uphill (and up a staircase too) in the small square above the second gate. The museum is full of great information about Coimbra's castle and gates, and this info...More
Also known as Arco de Almedina, this is the original main gate in the medieval defensive wall that once ran around the base of the hilltop part of the city. There are several souvenir shops and quaint cafes located within steps of the arch. Great...More
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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.