Located in the Centro Region of Portugal is Coimbra; dating back to the Roman Empire, the city is the 3rd largest in Portugal and was once the Capital City of Portugal — during the Middle Ages. The city is set on a hill just alongside the Mondego River, which acts as a transportation waterway between Coimbra and Figueira da Foz on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
Not only is Coimbra a destination for those travelers who want to visit a metropolitan Portuguese city with a more laid-back feel than Lisbon or Porto, it is a destination for those who wish to see the Roman influenced architecture of the central city, and the outlying archaeological sites such as the Roman Ruins, the Roman Aqueduct, and other ancient sites dating back as far as 569 A.D.
The University of Coimbra — Universidade de Coimbra
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