Coimbra is one of Portugal’s oldest cities and is home to one of the world’s first universities. It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the University of Coimbra with its colleges grew and evolved over more than seven centuries within the old town. The city and the surrounding region offer exceptional conditions for countless leisure activities, which range from the practice of several sports to numerous suggestions at cultural and artistic levels and to events in unique historical sceneries, just to mention some possibilities among many others.
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Esfahan was a crossroad of international trade and diplomacy. It is located on the route from Teheran to the Persian Gulf. The city is known for its silver filigree and metal work. It contains a wide range of Islamic Architectural styles ranging from the 11th century (C.E.) to the 19th. Today, Esfahan is a major industrial center and also is one of the important tourism centers of Iran. It is a city for walking, getting lost in the bazaar, dozing in beautiful gardens, and drinking tea and chatting to locals in the marvellous teahouses.
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The Zoological Garden already makes clear through its main entrance, the Elephant Gate, which was built in 1899, that it is an unique place to see. First opened to the public in 1844, the Berlin Zoo was built upon a gift bestowed to the city by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. It is Germany’s oldest zoo with its collection of round 16.000 animals including a predator, a hippo and a nocturnal animal house as well as the largest aviary located in Europe. The zoo has two entrances, one is situated at the Hardenbergerplatz and the other entrance, at the Budapester Strasse.
adult €13, with aquarium €20
child €6.50, with aquarium €10
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