Tagged: UNESCO world heritage list

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Plaza Mayor, Salamanca, Spain

While looking around for a place to stay, for just a night halt in Salamnca, I ended up choosing a hotel in Plaza Mayor. The first main reason was obviously because Plaza Mayor is...

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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...

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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...

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Convento de Cristo, Tomar, Portugal

The first part of the post on Convent of Christ, Tomar I described partly what to see in interiors of this monastery. This post continues with some more details on the cloisters in Convento...

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Convent of Christ, Tomar, Portugal

The monastery of Tomar, also called the Convent of Christ is no less than a masterpiece! The building is a unique combination of church, fortress, castle and convent. The design and details speaks volumes...