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Thursday Doors: Biblioteca Joanina, Portugal

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King John’s Library, located at the University of Coimbra (oldest university in the country), in Coimbra, Portugal, is one of Portugal’s National Monuments. It’s a 300-year-old building that houses 55,000 books from the 18th century. It’s founder, King John V … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Portuguese Filigree

The Portuguese are proud of their craftsmanship which extends to jewelry-making. Their filigree works are popular for their complexity. An icon of Portuguese jewelry is the filigree heart.When in Portugal, visitors can’t help but notice the beautiful filigree jewelry on … Continue reading

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