Penedo da Saudade - Coimbra, Portugal
Posted by: razalas
N 40° 12.313 W 008° 24.892
29T E 549797 N 4450698
Quick Description: O Penedo da Saudade é um parque e miradouro da cidade de Coimbra
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/25/2012 7:08:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMDV1W
"O Penedo da Saudade é um parque e miradouro da cidade de Coimbra, construído em 1849, de onde se avista a parte oriental da cidade até ao rio Mondego, a serra do Roxo e a serra da Lousã.
Ligado à cultura coimbrã e à sua academia, neste espaço pode encontrar entre uma vegetação diversificada, inúmeras placas comemorativas de eventos ligados à vida académica, além de poesias de alunos. A mais antiga data de 1855.
A "Sala dos Cursos" e a "Sala dos Poetas" são dois espaços de visita obrigatória."
Retirado da Wikipedia
"Penedo da Saudade is the name of an historical public garden in Coimbra, Portugal. The garden have partial views of Coimbra skyline and the Coimbra City Stadium. According to the legend, nothing remained the same after the death of Inês de Castro. It used to be a relaxing and isolated place, where D. Pedro used to come to grieve the loss of his beloved Inês. It is said that this mourning and sadness gave this place its name – Penedo da Saudade (Rock of Nostalgia). Many centuries later, it seemed to be the right place for the romantic encounters of students, and it was at this time that Coimbra Fado was born, challenging eternity with words they etched on the stone. These words represent the feelings of many generations of Coimbra students and lovers which can be seen today in the rocks of the garden."
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]
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Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour
Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation
The attraction’s own URL: Not listed
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