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Torre de Almedina

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Address: Arco Almedina 15 | Pátio do Castilho, Coimbra 3004-509, Portugal
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Part of the history- okay to see

This is part of the steep walk upto the University but wll worth it for many cools shops and cafes you will past. Great old city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Portland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is part of the steep walk upto the University but wll worth it for many cools shops and cafes you will past. Great old city.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It's nothing special to look at & or to photograph, but it's the history attached to it that makes it reason to wander through it & remember it's purpose. Then just keep walking up past old buildings/homes/cafes, including the old cathedral until you get to the Uni.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lovely walk through old streets up to the university . There are plenty of gift shops along the way!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It´s a place to pass through. Nothing special but history. You can find some good places to eat and some shops on the street.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Do not expect to be awestruck as it is after all just an archway. However it is quite interesting to visit and imagine the old city wall that once surrounded Coimbra. It is the gateway to the winding cobbled streets which lead up to the Alta and the university with the old cathedral (Sé Velha) to be encountered along the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We twice tried to find this museum before we were successful. It is tucked away just uphill (and up a staircase too) in the small square above the second gate. The museum is full of great information about Coimbra's castle and gates, and this info is very helpful for enjoying subsequent walks around the historic hillsides. Great interpretive video and... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Also known as Arco de Almedina, this is the original main gate in the medieval defensive wall that once ran around the base of the hilltop part of the city. There are several souvenir shops and quaint cafes located within steps of the arch. Great photo opportunities here - if you can wait for the crowds to disperse.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

An old city gate. Funilly hidden between much newer houses. The strange thing is you find yet another gate just behind it so one can see how strongly protected the city entrance was!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

If you go to the university of Coimbra you most likely would pass thru this old fortress tower gate. There's a museum on the left hand side of the street right after the gate.

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Baixa da Banheira, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

One of the sites that has necessarily to pass. Take the opportunity to also see the stores that are close by.

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