Third largest Portuguese city the educational center of the country, Coimbra is also the most romantic city. It is home to the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and therefore attracts students from around the world, which gives the city a special and rare atmosphere. Another highlight in Coimbra is the Baixa, part of the city down by the river with most traditional shopping. On the way there, visit the old cathedral from the XII century, in typical portuguese romanesque style.
Third largest Portuguese city the educational center of the country, Coimbra is also the most romantic city.
Fátima is a world-famous pilgrimage site built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary", Our Lady of Fatima. It attracts believers from all over the world, particularly on May 13 and October 13. During the pilgrimage days, in the central square, a statue of the Madonna passes through the crowd. On the far side of the esplanade rises the gigantic basilica, in neo-classical style, with a central tower 65 meters high.
Fátima is a world-famous pilgrimage site built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary", Our Lady of Fatima.
Nazare is the most picturesque fishing village in Portugal. You won't find here stunning architecture or historic sights; the biggest attractions are the people and their fabulous boats.
Phoenician in design, the fishing boats are: slender, elongated, and boldly colored. On the high, knifelike prows, you'll often see crudely shaped eyes painted on the vessels, eyes which supposedly have the magical power to search the deep for fish and to warn against the storms.
Nazare is the most picturesque fishing village in Portugal.
Batalha is a town in the District of Leiria, Pinhal Litoral subregion, Centre region, that was founded by King D. João I of Portugal. The most important site of the town is the Monastery of Batalha built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. Its Royal Cloister Here is a real masterpiece with an original, national Gothic style, profoundly influenced by Manueline art.
Batalha is a town in the District of Leiria, Pinhal Litoral subregion, Centre region, that was founded by King D.
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