Historic Cafés in Portugal not to miss, coffee with a side of history! - via Azores SATA 20.01.2015 | Coffee in Portugal is much more than a routine; it is a ritual that comes, in some cases, with its own “cathedrals”, the Cafés. A Route of Historic Cafes has been created to explore 23 of the most beautiful and artistic Cafés in the country. From North to South of Portugal, here is a selection of cafés not to miss. Photo: Café Santa Cruz, Coimbra
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Fado (Portugal). 'Born in a working-class neighbourhood of Lisbon, the melancholic music of fado has been around for centuries. Despite its years, fado remains a living art, heard in tiny mom-and-pop restaurants and elegant music halls alike. A lone, powerful voice coupled with the 12-string Portuguese guitarra are all the tools needed to bring some listeners to tears.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/portugal/lisbon
COIMBRA, PORTUGAL -- The Cambridge of Portugal, Coimbra is a vibrant college town, and home to the country’s best University. During the academic year, the local bars and restaurants are teeming with students, but during the summer months, Coimbra experiences a quiet slumber.