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Home of the Inquisition in Coimbra and the 'auto-da-fé'.

Locals say that the last witch burnt at the stake in Portugal met her death in this square, but the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2016
martyncymro
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Coimbra, Portugal
Not Much Here

I'm unsure exactly what the point of this open space is. To me, it would seem like an homage to the... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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2 Oct 2016
“Home of the Inquisition in Coimbra and the 'auto-da-fé'.”
23 Jul 2016
“Not Much Here”
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

Locals say that the last witch burnt at the stake in Portugal met her death in this square, but the majority of the hundreds who met their deaths in this square would have been Jews. Voltaire wrote in Candide that '... it having been decided...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

I'm unsure exactly what the point of this open space is. To me, it would seem like an homage to the Jewish people and the Inquisition. When I arrived, I didn't even know I was standing right in the middle of the patio. I had...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2015

A Praça da República was not always the official name of the place, the name initially was Praça D. Luís. The change of name has to see with the change of the political regime on the 5th of October 1910. This location is located above...More

1  Thank Hans G
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