Praça Oito de Maio

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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,286 contributions
Jun 2021
The most emblematic and important square of Coimbra. It is of course a "must" if you visit the city of Coimbra.
Written July 10, 2021
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Malgorzata
10,698 contributions
Jul 2020
The name of the square comes from the episode that happened on May 8, 1834 in Coimbra, when the liberal troops took the city from the monarchist's control. There are many buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries. There is also the Igreja de Santa Cruz on the square and the town hall . There are also many nice restaurants and shops around the square. The square is located between the two main streets in Coimbra: Rua da Sofia and Visconde da Luz. Both are also full of souvenir shops, other interesting stores, and bakeries and Portuguese restaurants. The second one is for pedestrians only and is a very pleasant place to walk. It leads to Largo da Portagem, another very beautiful place in Coimbra. It's a very nice place to visit.
Written April 6, 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,605 contributions
Feb 2020
May 8 Square is named after the day in 1834 when liberal troops overthrew the monarchical power. There are two attractions on the square: the Church of Santa Cruz and the cafe of the same name to the right of it. Both are worth visiting. First of all, for the sake of the interior, both of them. There`s also City hall (left), but it is not so interesting.
Written January 6, 2021
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada4,072 contributions
Jul 2019
This is a great square to walk around, have a coffee, people watch and just enjoy the beautiful buildings.
Written January 11, 2020
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Tokoloshi
56 contributions
Oct 2019
This square is one of the oldest in Coimbra but - unfortunately - it has nothing special to offer. The sculptures that you think you can see in the photograoh are so seriously eroded as not to be worth a photograph. Disappointing.
Written October 9, 2019
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Abrandao
San Francisco, CA57 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Beautiful public square with Santa Cruz church and Café Santa Cruz where you can relax and have a drink and eat a cruzadito (traditional cake) surrounded with beauty.
Written December 30, 2018
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Guide203051
Central Portugal, Portugal5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Marvellous example of a Portuguese church. Beautiful tiles. The square has a fountain and it worth visiting the cafe next to the church. Peak inside to see if their is tradition entertainment going on.
Written September 4, 2018
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Sofia N
Coimbra, Portugal40 contributions
Dec 2017
Privileged location, downtown, offers light, cathedral, museums, architectural and artistic restaurants and shopping.
Written March 4, 2018
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larrystory44
Dunnellon, FL64 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
The old church Santa Cruz is very pretty inside and the plaza infront of it is nice. If you go to this area be sure to check the resturant on the right of the church. It hasold world feel and a Free Fado Show. You do not want to miss it. There is also a nice walking street in the area. Go in the cafe and eat or have a drink and enjoy a reall nice show which is put on by people connected to the University.
Written October 29, 2017
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PalombiG
791 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
What is great about this square is its authentic character: the buildings are old and not yet refurbished so the facades look antique. The Santa Cruz church itself has a manueline beautiful portal, partly crumbling but authentically ancient.
Written August 18, 2017
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