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Penela Castle

Penela Castle Penela Castle© Adriao / CC BY-SA 3.0

Castle built to defend Coimbra from the potential reconquest of the region by the Moors. The existing structure dates back to the mid 12th century

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Coimbra

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In terms of historic significance and romantic beauty, Coimbra is second only to Lisbon and Oporto. Its ancient buildings cling to the side of the hill that rises above the curves of the ...

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