In the last post, Discover the wonders of the Portugal Silver Coast, we present you some beaches that you can visit by the Silver CoastToday we highlight three magnificent Portugal cities that transpire the Portuguese culture.

 

Coimbra

coimbra

This city is a youth symbol, it is the oldest university city in Europe. It is common to find students who respect the academic traditions, very rigorously, walking in the clustered streets with their majestic black capes. Here you can enjoy a lot of music, live one of the most Portuguese experiences, The Fado, or simply have fun in the many academic festivals, including the burning of the tapes.

The university,with its famous tower and sumptuous baroque style library is located above the city. In the adjacent districts of Coimbra you will find the Romanesque Cathedral and the Machado de Castro Museum with the cryptoporticus with Roman origin that you can not miss.

Coimbra’s streets are old and carry a lot of stories on 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 should visit the Convent of Santa Clara-a-Nova, with baroque style from the 16th century. XVII.

Fatima

Fatima

Known  worldwide as one of the greatest centers of pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary of the Catholic world. He was visited by Pope Francis on the 20th of May 2017. In Fatima you can visit the Basilica and Chapel of the Apparitions of Fatima. This 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

Figueira da Foz

For people who enjoy long beaches and excellent conditions and facilities for watersports, this city at the mouth of the river Mondego is the ideal destination for a visit. You also can visit the Parish Church, the Paço House from the 16th century. XVII, the Municipal Museum, the Fortress of Santa Catarina that goes back to the century. XVI and the Pelourinho.

This and many other places, for all tastes, to visit in Portugal’s Silver Coast. Need more reasons to visit the Portugal West Coast?  Find the best accommodation options with Suddenly and enjoy one of the most emblematic beaches in Portugal.