After a fairly restless night of Ossos induced sleep, we woke early, veyr typical for us when on vacation. As with Lisbon, we notcied that folks wake a bit later in Coimbra. The Missus was just raring to go, so we headed off.....
We took a short stop on Praca de Maio taking time to admire the Church of Santa Cruz,which looked so peaceful and regal in the morning. As we approached we could hear a buzzing noise in the silence of the morning. Apparently, the building has electrified wires running around it to keep birds away.
A few blocks away, on Rua de Sofia, we found a little bakery that was doing a brisk business with locals.
The name of the place is Pastelaria Palmeira, so of course I had one.....
We enjoyed this place and actually returned the next morning before heading out of Coimbra.
Rua da Sofia 13
Right up the street on Rua Olímpio Nicolau Rui Fernandes is the local Mercado - Mercado Municipal Dom Pedro V.
Much like the markets in Lisbon and Evora, business seemed slow. It seems that places like this are starting to fade away with younger folks shopping at chain supermarkets.
The place is a multi-level affair, full of little kiosks, the seafood area separated from the other stands.
I'm hoping it is, since it would be very sad to see a way of life change.......
Mercado Municipal Dom Pedro V
Rua Olímpio Nicolau Rui Fernandes3000-303
I did take my sweet old time here because I knew there was a steep hill in my future.....