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Coimbra (99 photos)
by Ana Rita Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 71 N: 204] (1741)

On the banks of the river Mondego, Coimbra was once capital of an emerging Portuguese kingdom. An ancient centre of learning, poetry and sculpture, Coimbra was also the setting for the love affair of Pedro and Ins.
Before the first royals, the Romans colonised the area, and their art is found in the Monastery of Santa Cruz, where St. Anthony lived and the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques died.