Wednesday, June 25, 2008

RR Portugal x Portugal group 43

I've received today the last card of this RR. It was a great RR because all the cards are great.

This card was sent by Joana "juca" and it shows one of my favorite cities. I love my city but if i had to move to another one, it would be to Coimbra.

Another one from Coimbra. This one was sent by Raquel "kel" and it shows the University of Coimbra, the oldest university of Portugal. "The University of Coimbra, founded in Lisbon in 1290 by King Dinis I, was transferred to the premises of Coimbra Royal Palace in 1537 by King John III. Built in the 18th century, the Joanina Library (Biblioteca Joanina), a Baroque library, is other notable landmark of the ancient university. The Baroque University Tower (Torre da Universidade), from the school of the German architect Ludovice and built between 1728 and 1733, is the city's «ex-libris».
Coimbra has been called A cidade dos estudantes (The city of the students) mainly because of the university. Nowadays, it has students from 70 different nationalities; almost 10% of its students are foreigners, making it Portugal's most international university." - in:

And this beautiful card from Sintra, showing gorgeous details of some old houses, was sent by Ana "ninocas".
"Sintra is both a town and a municipality located in the district of Lisbon. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its 19th century Romantic architecture.
The town of Sintra refuses to be promoted to City Status, despite being the center of the second most populated municipality of Portugal." - in:

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