Coimbra: City of Universities in Portugal

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Coimbra is regarded to be one of the oldest cities in Portugal. Although it used to be known as the nation’s capital from 1139 to 1256, Coimbra is better known as home to the world’s first universities. The University of Coimbra was found in 1920s, and soon becomes the oldest university in Europe. People in Coimbra usually think of this region as a big city. Besides, Coimbra has its big history, but it really is a provincial town, especially when the university’s students have left the city for summer holidays. However, it is still a proud city throughout the year and an interesting stop in Portugal. These following photos are about some enjoyable places in Coimbra.

 


Surrounding the city are beautiful old churches and streets looking over the River Modego

Surrounding the city are beautiful old churches and streets looking over the River Modego

 


This is Santa Cruz Monastery, a National Monument in Coimbra city

This is Santa Cruz Monastery, a National Monument in Coimbra city

 


Santa Cruz Monastery looks so luxurious and modern inside.

Santa Cruz Monastery looks so luxurious and modern inside.

 


The University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe, has made the city become an important travel destination.

The University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe, has made the city become an important travel destination.

 


This picture is about The New Cathedral of Coimbra. It is located near the historical University of Coimbra.

This picture is about The New Cathedral of Coimbra. It is located near the historical University of Coimbra.

 


Coimbra is the city that holds a special place in the hearts of all Portuguese.

Coimbra is the city that holds a special place in the heart of all Portuguese.

 


Coimbra is home to many students from all around the world.

Coimbra is home to many students from all around the world.

 


The Old Cathedral in Coimbra is one among the best Portugal’s preserved Romanesque buildings.

The Old Cathedral in Coimbra is among the best Portugal’s preserved Romanesque buildings.

 


This is the photo from the rooftops of the Pombaline Lower Town, and onto the University hill

This is the photo from the rooftops of the Pombaline Lower Town

 


Coimbra\'s University Hill is so superb from the River Mondego.

Coimbra\'s University Hill is superb from the River Mondego.

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/10/26