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! ;)

xoxo,

Che

11 comments:

janettaylor said...

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

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Janet

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!

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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!!!!

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