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  • The Old University
    Coimbra's University is one of the oldest in the world. It is located on the highest point of the upper town, where once the royal palace stood. The Porta Ferrea, the Iron Gate leads to the beautiful courtyard. The whole thing looks [...]
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Coimbra History

The Germans took over Conimbriga and adopted the city's name after destroying it. From the years 568 to 640, another invader – the Visigoths – transformed the city's name from Aeminium to Eminio. Coimbra became a significant network in the trade between the Christians of the North and the Muslims of the South around the year 711. It is the time when the Moors conquered Coimbra. Ferdinand I of Leon reclaims the city from the hands of the Moors in 1064.Coimbra History - From the 11th Century to the Middle Ages Coimbra was tagged as the capital of the new Coimbra County which was governed by Sisnando Davides during the time [...]
 
 
 

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