Jan. 5, 2018

43: Coimbra and Porto Day 1

43: Coimbra and Porto Day 1

After 7 days in Lisbon, Portugal, Alex’s travel adventures continue with a visit to Coimbra University, then on to Porto. The University of Coimbra is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290 in Lisbon, it went through...


After 7 days in Lisbon, Portugal, Alex’s travel adventures continue with a visit to Coimbra University, then on to Porto. The University of Coimbra is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290 in Lisbon, it went through a number of relocations until it was moved permanently to its current city in 1537, being one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world and the oldest university of Portugal. Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production. In the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes. São Francisco Church is known for its lavish baroque interior with ornate gilded carvings. The palatial 19th-century Palácio de Bolsa, formerly a stock market, was built to impress potential European investors. Websites mentioned in the show: http://visitportoandnorth.travel/ https://blisstours.pt/en/ https://taylor.pt/ http://www.sixsenses.com/resorts/douro-valley/destination Subscribe, rate and review Travel First at any good podcatcher app, including ApplePodcasts (formerly iTunes) (featured in New & Noteworthy), audioBoom, Stitcher, Pocketcasts, Podbean, CastBox.fm and more. Email: travelfirst@bitesz.com For more, follow Travel First on Facebook, twitter, Google+, and Instagram: Facebook: @travelfirstpodcast twitter: @biteszHQtravel Instagram: www.instagram.com/biteshqtravel Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/2/collection/wi0YaB If you're enjoying Travel First, please share and tell your friends. Thank you… #travel #Lisbon #Portugal #Europe #holiday #podcast #travelfirst #Coimbra #Porto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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