We ended our Lisbon-Obidos-Batalha-Tomar drive in Coimbra, the city with Portugal's main university. Like all the rest of Portugal that we've experienced, it's pleasant and picturesque. Coimbra is quite old (the university was established in 1290), but there are modern aspects as well. The pictures in today's post show some contemporary scenes.
Jerseys featuring the football (soccer) hero Ronaldo
Steep street leading up from the main square
Art deco building
University students, in their traditional black capes, giving a concert to raise money for charity
Students holding a bake sale to raise money for charity
Reflecting pool in the middle of a square
Little cafe on the street climbing to the university
Bas relief on the wall of a university building
Outdoor cafe that seems to cater to students
Goods that in most places would be made of leather are here made of cork.