Category: Portugal

Castle of Guimaraes, Portugal

Continuing my journey from Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, I am now at Guimaraes. Castle of Guimaraes is the place where Portugal was created. Visiting it was like traveling back in time to 10th...

Visit to Braga Cathedral, Portugal

Braga is 55kms north of Porto. From Porto, the plan was to drive to Guimaraes, a Unesco World Heritage site. But Bom Jesus do Monte a pilgrimage site near Braga seemed so alluring that...

Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, Portugal

Bom Jesus do Monte is a wonderful pilgrimage site near Braga. Though not listed under UNESCO World Heritage site we included it in our itinerary of Portugal because of its famous Baroque double staircase....

Visit to Porto Cathedral, Portugal

We made a quick visit to Porto Cathedral and its cloister. Luck evaded us in Porto and we missed seeing Church of Saint Francis which is famous for its golden interiors. We were late...

Old Cathedral of Coimbra, Portugal

We stumbled upon the Old Cathedral of Coimbra by chance. Having finished the tour of Library we started our hunt for a good restaurant to have lunch and maneuvering through the sloping lanes we...

University of Coimbra, Portugal

University of Coimbra has the reputation of being one of the oldest universities of Europe and oldest one of Portugal! The University was first established in Lisbon, after several relocations it was firmly established...