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March 29th 2009
Published: April 5th 2009
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Photographs from our day trip to Coimbra from Porto, Portugal - 29th March 2009.

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Imposing Moorish arch, CoimbraImposing Moorish arch, Coimbra
Imposing Moorish arch, Coimbra

Coimbra is also a city of steep streets, just like Porto...thanks goodness it's not August!
Back streets of CoimbraBack streets of Coimbra
Back streets of Coimbra

The walls are plastered with Marxist, anti-fascist, anarchist, younameitist graffiti...courtesy of Coimbra's (ever so slightly left-wing?) students!
The Se Velha, or Old CathedralThe Se Velha, or Old Cathedral
The Se Velha, or Old Cathedral

Building commenced in the 12th century - amazing!
Entrance to the Biblioteca JoaninaEntrance to the Biblioteca Joanina
Entrance to the Biblioteca Joanina

Surely the jewel in Coimbra University's crown?
Old courtyard with its clocktowerOld courtyard with its clocktower
Old courtyard with its clocktower

Nicknamed "A Cabra", or "The Goat".
Beautiful shopping street, CoimbraBeautiful shopping street, Coimbra
Beautiful shopping street, Coimbra

Shame it's Sunday and all the shops are closed!
View of the Old UniversityView of the Old University
View of the Old University

Perched on the hill. Seen from bridge over the Mondego River.

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