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Coimbra

4.1
Historic Sites · Universities & Schools · Landmarks
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal. Developed over several centuries, the city has several historical buildings with impressive architecture on the east bank of Rio Mondeg. The cafe and bar scene make Coimbra lively, and the city also supports intellectual and political influences. The presence of both forces creates a special bohemian atmosphere in the historical center. Live music often fills the streets, especially during the Queima das Fitas, a festival in early May. Take a peek at our online itinerary creator: Coimbra and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Popular things to do in Coimbra

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University of Coimbra ©
World heritage site
University of Coimbra
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jardim Botanico ©
Garden
Jardim Botanico
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Historic Site
Portugal dos Pequenitos
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Praca do Comercio ©
Landmark
Praca do Comercio
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Coimbra

Obidos Village ©
Landmark
Obidos Village Obidos
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Convento de Cristo ©
World heritage site
Convento de Cristo Tomar
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Praia da Nazare ©
Beach
Praia da Nazare Nazare
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Coimbra

Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) ©
Religious Site
Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Historic Site
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro ©
Specialty Museum
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
Duration: 3 hours

Historic Sites in Coimbra

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Chapel of St Michael
Church
Chapel of St Michael
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Quinta das Lagrimas ©
Historic Site
Quinta das Lagrimas
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Sala dos Capelos ©
Historic Site
Sala dos Capelos
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais ©
Church
Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Olivais
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Coimbra

Coisas e Sabores ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Coisas e Sabores
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Forum Coimbra ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Forum Coimbra
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Comur-Conserveira de Portugal ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Comur-Conserveira de Portugal
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Alma Lusitana
Gift & Specialty Shop
Alma Lusitana
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Coimbra

Museu da Ciencia ©
Specialty Museum
Museu da Ciencia
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Museu Academico / Academic Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Museu Academico / Academic Museum
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Prisao Academica
Specialty Museum
Prisao Academica
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
O Pioneiro do Mondego ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
O Pioneiro do Mondego
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castle
Castelo de Óbidos Obidos
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia ©
Landmark
Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Old Monestary of Santa Clara ©
Architectural Building
Old Monestary of Santa Clara
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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