Torre de Almedina

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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia20,884 contributions
Through the gate and up the Unbearable Street.
Feb 2020
Arco de Almedina is the only surviving gate of the three that led to the citadel, rebuilt in the XI century by the famous Arab commander Al-Mansur. The tower was first used as a Town Hall, then the Town Hall moved to the monastery of Santa Cruz and the municipal archive was here. Rue de Kebra Costas, which leads through the arch to the old cathedral in translation means unbearable street. It was really not easy to pull the goods from the Marketplace up the hill over the slick, polished cobblestones.
Written January 6, 2021
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RobertJE
London, UK542 contributions
A bit of history
Feb 2020 • Couples
The arch marks the entrance to the old town and is a remnant of the old walls. There's a steep slope up to it and an even steeper slope beyond it leading ever upwards. The stone road is very slippery when wet so wear shoes or sandals with a good grip. We were in Coimbra in the cool of February; I would imagine walking up here in the summer heat would be truly exhausting. The tower by the arch has a small museum.
Written February 18, 2020
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,274 contributions
Old and older cities
Oct 2019 • Family
Nice gateway that separates the different levels of the town. It is in fact amazing how this city is layered.
Written October 16, 2019
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Tokoloshi
56 contributions
Only interesting as a Gateway to the Old Town.
Oct 2019
The Torre de Almedina is only of interest in that it represents the opening to the historic centre of Coimbra. This is the starting point for any visit to the old town - in particular the Coooo do Champ -
Written October 11, 2019
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Tristan S
Aalborg, Denmark3,097 contributions
Dont miss The Lady
Jul 2019 • Couples
On the way up to the square, just before you go through the arch look left. Beautiful sculpture of female in shape of Portugese guitar. Masterpiece
Written July 4, 2019
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TrumpetDave
Vicksburg, MS47 contributions
Great little museum about the history of Coimbra as a walled city.
Apr 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the well-designed exhibit and the views from the tour. Not an afternoon’s worth, but a half hour well spent. Be sure to notice the medieval defensive device of holes in the tower floor used to pour boiling oil down on attackers.
Written April 30, 2019
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Jezz C
Hethersett, UK2,738 contributions
Cute area full of history
Apr 2019 • Couples
Loved walking around the old town imagining the comings and goings through the centurys. This gate was set in the old walls of Coimbra and is in a really quaint area.
Written April 23, 2019
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NormES
E Sussex62 contributions
Excellent Insight into Coimbra History
Apr 2019 • Friends
For a couple of euros entry into the tower museum, there is an interesting video giving details about various locations around the old city walls, a large wall-map with an aerial view of the city as it is now, and access further upstairs to an exhibit covering medieval towns in general, and some glorious views of Coimbra. The guy on reception was extremely helpful.
Written April 16, 2019
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal794 contributions
Interesting City entrance
Mar 2019 • Business
Many times the old city walls were destroyed for the cities enlargement or are imbibed in the buildings. In Coimbra it is also happened but fortunately the Almedina door was kept and still gives us the idea how those entrances were. Enjoy!
Written April 10, 2019
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Seeking True Quality
Europe2,963 contributions
Imposing!
Apr 2018 • Couples
This massive and tall tower, part of the fortified wall, marks the boundary between the narrow streets winding up the steep hillside of historical Coimbra and the downtown with beautiful XIX. century houses. Its name - Almedina - evokes the Moorish period of Portuguese history.

In front of the gate there is a sculpture, a poetic tribute to the Portuguese fado guitar - shaped like a woman.
Written March 19, 2019
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