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Rota Carmelita

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Etapa 1

Coimbra - Condeixa-a-Nova

The Carmelite Route begins in Carmelo de Santa Teresa and travels through the municipality of Coimbra involving the pilgrim through spaces that invite the enjoyment of nature and religious meditation. In 1948 Sister Lúcia enters the Carmelo de Santa Teresa, there giving her life and spreading the message of Fátima. In this space, we suggest visiting the Church, in Baroque style, and the Memorial, where you will find an exhibition dedicated to the entire life of Sister Lúcia, hosting unique pieces for personal use, the recreation of her cell, handwritten texts and a sample of her. correspondence work. From Carmelo, you are invited to go down the city to Largo da Portagem. You can do it through the historical fabric of Coimbra, with multiple religious and cultural attractions, or, alternatively, through the Mata do Jardim Botânico or more directly through the Couraça de Lisboa, benefiting from this variant of a panoramic view over the Mondego River, the Monasteries of Santa Clara and Convento São Francisco. After crossing the Mondego River towards Santa Clara, you are invited to climb the Calçada da Rainha Santa to the Santa Clara-a-Nova Monastery, the third variant, from where you will enjoy a unique view over the city. If you choose to continue your route along the old Lisbon road, you will access the Vale do Inferno viewpoint, the last moment to admire the beautiful landscape of the city of Coimbra, proceeding to the limits of the municipality, passing through the parishes of Antanhol and Cernache. The first stage ends in the palatial village of Condeixa-a-Nova, a place that will offer you several attractions, from the writer Fernando Namora, to ceramics (inspired by 17th century Coimbra ceramics), to the roasted Cabrito dish or even to Escarpiada sweet. Condeixa-a-Nova is a place with a unique centrality, a municipality with unique resources that punctuate the Carmelite Route in the next stage.   REFLECTION October 13: Lúcia asks the Lady: "What do you want from me?" As we begin this pilgrimage let us echo this question within us and discover what it is that Our Lady, who awaits us at the end of the journey, wants from us. It can be simple things, it can be a big change… We are not going alone, we walk with Sister Lúcia: “I want my life to be a trail of light that shines in the path of my Brothers, showing them faith, hope and charity". (In Memories of Sister Lucy)
  • Duration

    3h50m

  • Distance

    16,00Km

  • Difficulty

    Medium

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