May 30, 2009

Coimbra a central Portugal place to visit

Coimbra - Montego River - image author - licence
Mondego River CoimbraSpread over a hillside beside the river Mondego at the north of the Silver Coast region (195 km north of Lisbon) is Coimbra, which was the country's capital in the 12th Century.

Coimbra is a cultural and educational centre of the country with the University of Coimbra being the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world and one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe.

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