Tragic Love

[an error occurred while processing this directive]After you have gone through the Arco de Almedina, the 9th century Moorish gateway that is part of the remains of Coimbra's medieval wall, and climbed the Quebra Costas (back breaker) steps to the ancient university and cathedral, go back down to the square by the River Mondego and grab a taxi across the bridge to the Quinta das Lágrimas (house of tears) in Santa Clara.

The hotel was built on the site of Portugal's most tragic love affair. In the 14th century, Prince Dom Pedro fell in love with the beautiful Spanish noblewoman...

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