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Our third day in Portugal: Coimbra.
I thought I will manage to walk throughout the whole old town in few hours. I didn’t. It took us several hours just to appreciate the oldest university in Portugal. The first Portuguese university was actually founded in Lisbon by King Dinis in 1290, however in 1537 it was transferred to Coimbra and located in what used to be King Alfonso’s palace.
As you can imagine for the blue hour I headed straight to the riverside. Here you see a view across river Mondego and Ponte de Santa Clara to the old town. The tower which you see on the top of Alcacova hill is the university’s bell tower (1733).
Fortunately the blue hour was so early that we still managed to be in time for a Coimbra Fado concert.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6676 W: 105 N: 17456] (67680)
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