Núcleo da Guitarra e do Fado de Coimbra/Torre de Anto


The Torre de Anto, once part of the ancient city walls, takes its name from the poet António Nobre (1867–1900) who lived here in the late 19th century. Nowadays, it's home to a small museum dedicated to Coimbra's musical fado tradition.

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