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Portugal, Coimbra – The University Heart of Iberia
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Portugal city of Coimbra is situated half way between Porto and Lisbon. One of the oldest universities in Europe (founded about 60 years before the famous Charles University) sits on the hill overlooknig the entire city. Students make this city a party city. You will not take a swim in the sea here though yet there are many narrow streets, churches, chaples, historical houses, and great atmosphere.
Text and video: Matouš Vinš
Portugal –Madeira Island I
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Portugal – Island of Madeira IX
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Everybody knows port wine. Perhaps you also link Porto the a high steel bridge and its majestic arch crossing the Douro river. Perhaps you would think of wooden boats carrying wine barrels from the inland wineyards. Porto is, however, a diverse city. There is great history, culture, cuisine, and beaches along the Atlantic coast. Every year, an increasing number of visitors visit this city.
Portugal, Coimbra – The University Heart of Iberia – VIDEO
Coimbra, a student town of 150 thousand is situated somewhere in the middle between Porto and Lisbon. There is one of the oldest unviersities in Europe sitting on the hill above the Mondego river. The university, which is the oldest in Portual, was founded in 1290 – 60 years before the famous Charles University in Prague was founded. Tens of thousands of students at this university make this town great including the nightlife there.
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Portugal –Madeira Island II
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Portugal –Madeira lll
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Portugal – Madeira Island VI
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Portugal – Madeira Island V
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