In the last article, Discover the wonders of the Silver Coast , we present you some beaches that you can visit on the Silver Coast . Today we will be more city-dwellers and highlight three magnificent cities that transpire Portugal and that should, indispensaably, be part of your list of visits.
This city is a symbol of youth, known for being the oldest university city in Europe. It is common to find students who, very rigorously, respect the academic traditions wandering the streets clustered in their majestic black capes. Here you can enjoy a lot of music, live one of the most Portuguese experiences, fado, or simply have fun in the many academic festivals, including the burning of the tapes.
The university, located above the city, stands out by the famous tower and sumptuous baroque style library. In the adjacent districts of Coimbra you will find the Romanesque Cathedral and the Machado de Castro Museum with the cryptoportico of Roman origin that you can not miss.
The streets, these, are old and carry a lot of stories in medieval walls, arches and swords. Visit also the Monastery of Santa Cruz, founded in 1131, the Church of Santiago and the Monastery of Celas, dating back to the 18th century. XVIII. On the other side of the Mondego river you must visit the Convent of Santa Clara-a-Nova, with baroque style of the century. XVII.
Known worldwide as one of the greatest centers of pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary of the Catholic world. He was visited by Pope Francisco on the 20th of May 2017. Here you can visit the Basilica and Chapel of the Apparitions of Fatima. The magnificent sanctuary attracts thousands of pilgrims annually, especially on 13 May and 13 October, when the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to the three Little Shepherds are celebrated.
Figueira da Foz
For those who enjoy long beaches and excellent conditions and facilities for water sports, this resort at the mouth of the river Mondego is the ideal destination for a visit. You can also choose to visit the Parish Church, the Casa do Paço from the 16th century. XVII, the Municipal Museum, the Fortress of Santa Catarina that dates back to the 17th century. XVI and Pelourinho.
No more excuses, this summer is a great reason to visit the area where the sea invites the land to dance.