Rua de Quebra Costas (Backbreak Street), Coimbra
It is a narrow whitewashed street that winds steeply upward. There are stairs, and more stairs. The street seems to narrow more and more as one ascends. At the top of the hill is the Old Cathedral of Coimbra and the University. Climbing to the top one may develop a thirst. Hooray, there are bars, gift shops and great views.
What goes up must come down. Descending, the wise walker will mind his/her footing. Altogether, the Backbreaker Street is a popular socializing spot for visitors and locals alike. All along the way there are options for coffee, Portuguese egg custard tart and tapas.
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Rua de Quebra Costas (Backbreak Street) on Map
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