Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rocky Road

Warning: Picture Heavy!

left- Rotundinha de Viseu, right- Viriato

After having breakfast with these delicious and large breads with eggs and almonds filling (especially the left one) which we bought in Viseu for brace yourself, only 3 euros plus a 1.5 liter of mineral water, we started the trek up on the hills where all the ancient things stood.

When I say rocky road and steep streets, I really mean it! See that photo above? Most of the streets are like that here.

First stop was the old cathedral. The hubz was reading the guide pamphlet while I was busy clicking away. We´re like that.hehehe!

This huge shell was used to store holy water at the main door entrance. It´s dry. Later, we heard mass at the new cathedral and much, much later we visited this:

The University of Coimbra, one of  Europe´s the oldest universities. I heard the chapel was beautiful but there was a wedding going on and so no pictures. Boo!

Coimbra´s skyline from the top of a palace, now part of the university and below is:

a view of the River Mondego. Here´s what I wore before starting the vertical trek to the top:

top- Mango, leggings- Bershka, flats- H&M

Good thing I was wearing flats the whole time I was there, my heels would have been caught between some of the loose stones in just 5 seconds and you know what could happen next. hahaha!

Hope you´ve enjoyed the virtual tour. Come back for my Porto post! ;)




janettaylor said...

What a wonderful place and beatiful always. U look so super cute, darling Che!




cherie said...

hi ate che! totally lovin your look here, the red blouse just adds the needed pop of color :)

xo, cherie of Parade of Dresses

LaToya said...

Amazing pics! Thanks for sharing. Flats were totally called for there. Glad you were comfortable!


Ines said...

What is name of the cathedral?

Dressing Up For Me said...

@Ines:I really don´t know what´s the specific name of the cathedrals in Coimbra. They just named them the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral of Coimbra.

Krystal said...

that looks like a very interesting place! I'd go at least to try that breakfast :)

jess said...

The pictures are very pretty.

kirstyb said...

great pics x

MarchMusings said...

I love places like this with all that history behind them. Good thing you wore flats; those cobble stones are not heels-friendly

Marta said...

such fabulous shots! you look very adorable as well!

sweet said...

I love your look here...and the hair matches the look...oh pretty pretty!!!!

love the jacket...huhuh traveling... haist!!!!