Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Last weekend, I was in the beautiful historic riverfront city of Coimbra in central Portugal, and managed to grab these 100 photos as I wandered through the narrow cobbled streets of its medieval old town.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

I was in town to play a show with The Monochrome Set at the Gil Vicente Academic Theater (TAGV) venue.

Our hotel (above) was clean and modern and had some great neon signage!

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Christmas lights.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Hordes of panting runners were dashing through town, with the 42nd São Silvestre de Coimbra taking place.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Soundchecking at the cavernous venue.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

My drum kit for the evening.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Walking through the old town, with decorations above the cobbled streets.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Walking through the Barbican fortifications.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

We had a meal at Pátio da Inquisição. The people were very friendly and the beer tasty, but for vegans and veggies it’s a pretty grim experience full of unexpected ‘beefy surprises.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

We stopped off for a nightcap at this tiny bar called Beco da Imprensa.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

This was a rather curious beverage. Billed as a weissbier is tasted more like scrumpy. But it still went down the hatch well enough.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Deserted streets of Coimbra.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

The Garden of Mango (Jardim da Manga) pavilion and fountain in the centre of Coimbra.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Loved this old blue building.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Looking across the Rio Mondego.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Boas Festas – happy holidays!

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Impressive water feature on the Mondego River.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Historic architecture.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Street performer applies his gold make up.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

There’s some stunning architecture around Coimbra:

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Mondego river.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Along the winding alleys.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Street art.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Not the most appealing sign I’ve ever seen, but at least you have no problem working out what they sell.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Power lines and lamps.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Black stained building.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Old signs.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

The hanging decorations were made from wine corks.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

“Waiting For The Man….”

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coming down the hill.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

The spirit of Wolfie Smith lives on in Coimbra.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Bank building.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Astoria hotel.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra-A railway station.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

The letterboxes look very familiar!

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Disused building.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Bricked up house.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Wall mosaic.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Manuel Braga Park.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Bandstand.

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

Coimbra, Portugal: 100 photos of night scenes, street art, architecture and Christmas lights

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