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The most Instagrammable places in Coimbra

  The city of Coimbra is one of the most emblematic Portuguese cities and stands out for the landscapes over the Mondego River, the view to the University of Coimbra and the monuments. In this article we have chosen some of the most Instagrammable places in Coimbra,

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Summer 2022 in Coimbra

This month of August you can enjoy the city of Coimbra and all it has to offer and have an all-inclusive summer. Culture, Art, Music, Sport and Beach. Here we leave some top suggestions for a great August in Coimbra, with activities for all tastes. Nature Activities If you’re looking

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Take a ride on “Barca Serrana” on the Mondego River

The “Barca Serrana” was, in the 19th century and part of the XX century, the most efficient way to transport passengers and goods between Penacova and Coimbra or, if necessary, Figueira da Foz, on the Atlantic coast. A large part of the population of Penacova worked on

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World Heritage Sites in Center of Portugal

In the center of Portugal, considered the largest and most diverse touristic region in the country, we have different landscapes (oceans and mountains), cultures (historical villages and cities) and flavors (rich in local products and gastronomic traditions). From its immensity, we highlight in this article four locations:

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Historical Uptown

The ancient “Alta de Coimbra” district is just a few minutes away from Hotel Oslo. After seeing one of the most representative images of the city from your room window, you should still see it, again before leaving for discovery, from our bar or from the hotel

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Taverns of Coimbra

Mandatory stops. Taverns of Coimbra have serviced the student community for decades and they  are part of the city’s cultural heritage and the memory of the many who, over the years, have frequented them. “Couraça”, “Moelas”, “Zé Manel dos Ossos”, “Casa Costa”, “Mijacão” and those who have

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10 unmissable sights in Coimbra

10 must-see attractions in Coimbra. The Paço das Escolas and the imposing Baroque Library, the National Pantheon – Santa Cruz Monastery, the Machado de Castro National Museum, The Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery, Portugal for the little ones for kids and adults, the beautiful Botanical Garden, the Ruins of

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8 unique experiences in Coimbra

8 unique experiences in the city of Coimbra. Visit the Quinta das Lágrimas Garden and get to know the love story of D. Pedro and D. Inês de Castro, listen to Fado from Coimbra, delight in the various conventual sweets in “Baixa de Coimbra”, visit the Roman

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5 unique nature experiences in Coimbra

5 experiences that promote contact with Nature. A river beach with a blue flag, the fresh and healthy air of the “Mata Nacional do Choupal”, a bus ride through the most beautiful areas of the city, a trip through Baixo Mondego by bicycle and a canoe down

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5 unique restaurants in Coimbra

Five restaurants, five different concepts that you really need to know. A Factory and Beer Museum restaurant, another where you discover the art of making Coimbra pottery, a picturesque tavern whose walls tell their story, a stunning view of the city and signature cuisine in one of the

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