Coimbra description in the 19 century by Latino Coelho (Reputed Portuguese Writer)
Coimbra is a very ancient and
illustrious city: situated on a high hill bent and stretched from the top to the waters of the Mondego River, their appearance is truly majestic and surprising. Nothing more beautiful than the city landscape surrounded by lush banks of that memorable river, lined with orange trees and willows. It is a paradise in perspective.