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Cantanhede and Bairrada Wine

The majority of the Cantanhede council is part of what is known as the Bairrada Region (located between the urban centers of Águeda and Coimbra, along a 40km, north-south route) famous for its wine production and for the delicious “Leitão Assado à Bairrada” (roasted suckling pig). Wine

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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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Sanctuary of Fátima, a place of Christian pilgrimage and Catholic devotion

Just one hour drive from Coimbra you’ll fund the Sanctuary of Fátima in “Cova da Iria – Fátima”, a place of Christian pilgrimage and Catholic devotion known as one of the largest international destination for religious tourism. Going back in time, it was there, in 1917, that

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The best experiences 30 minutes from Coimbra

Visiting Coimbra is always a good idea! Not only because this is a welcoming town where you will find tradition, comfort and safety but also because Coimbra is located in a privileged area where you can find everything you might want on a vacation: culture, mountains, beach,

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Casino Figueira da Foz

A space of entertainment – 45 minutes of Coimbra. Casino da Figueira da Foz has for many decades been one of the most emblematic entertainment and animation spaces in the country. This venue is the closest to Coimbra and sits by the ocean, only 45 minutes from

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Praia da Tocha – fisherman’s beach

Another fisherman’s beach you shouldn’t miss If you have the chance, don’t miss “Praia da Tocha”, a secluded Fisherman’s and beach village just 45km out of Coimbra. Here we can highlight the famous “Palheiros da Tocha”, typical wodden fisherman houses on stilts overlooking the ocean. Initially these constructions belonged

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Praia de Mira – 30 years of “Blue Flag”

“Praia de Mira” – a beach of fisherman’s that still practices the “art-xávega”. Approximately 50km from Coimbra, you will find the only beach in the world that received, for 30 consecutive years, the “Blue Flag”, a distinction based on the environmental quality of beaches. We are talking

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Shale Villages, one of Portugal’s best kept secrets

As Shale Villages are divided over four areas: “Serra da Lousã”, “Serra do Açor”, “Zezere” and “Tejo-Ocreza”. Today we focus on four of the twelve Shale Villages of “Serra da Lousã” for the privileged location for access from Coimbra. From the Hotel Oslo, you can reach the

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PO.RO.S Museum in Sicó

A trip from the Roman Empire to the occupation of the Iberian Peninsula The Multimedia Museum Portugal Romano, in Sicó (POROS), Condeixa-a-Nova, offers a trip to the Roman occupation of that territory. This museum completes the complex of the Ruins of Conímbriga, one of the most important

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Paul de Arzila – Natural Reserve

A beautiful landscape. Eleven kilometers west of Coimbra is the “Reserva Natural do Paul de Arzila”, on the left bank of the Mondego River. This is a humid zone with an enormous biological diversity. Humid zones are among the most threatened ecosystems, and therefore, “Paul de Arzila”

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