Your Hotel in Coimbra downtown

Downtown Coimbra

Hotel Oslo is located in Coimbra and is proud to be part of the historic city center. Around the hotel, in the narrow streets and in the old alleys, on the stairs and in the squares, you will find cafés, pastry shops, shops and restaurants as charming as the city where they are located. Rich in culture and with an unforgettable gastronomy, built around regional tradition and its ingredients, this area has been the city’s entrepreneurial and commercial center for hundreds years. Moreover, it still retains its genuine atmosphere and unique personality.

The Praça do ComércioPraça do Comércio” is one of the main squares in the historic center of the city. For centuries it was this square that “housed” the local market and today it is still “home” of some of the most long-known shops in Coimbra, but it also receives some of the more recent and innovative businesses. Keeping the traditions of the fairs in other times held here, monthly it hosts the “Feira das Velharias e Antiguidades” for second-hand vintage articles and annually the “Feira das Cebolas”, the traditional onion fair.

The city’s market changed places in 1868, but it obviously remained in downtown Coimbra. Now as the D. Pedro V Municipal Market, it continues the be purest demonstration of the quality of regional products.

Absolutely mandatory is a visit to the Church of Santa Cruz, located at “Praça 8 de Maio”, National Pantheon: there you’ll find the tombs of D. Afonso Henriques and D. Sancho I, the first two Portuguese Kings. Also considered a National Monument, it is strongly linked to the formation of the nation, furthermore, part of the Santa Cruz Monastery is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture of the century. XII in Portugal.

“Baixa de Coimbra” remains the perfect place to go shopping. The products are of superior quality and the service is close and personalized, valuable characteristics of traditional businesses.
As an example, the prestigious “Loja das Meias Coimbra” a store that was a pioneer in the ready-to-wear concept and that still offers revered brands for Men and Women; “Casa dos Linhos”, a family home with more than 60 years of activity that sells home textiles of selected national brands; the elegant “Ourivesaria Góis” that fuses modern and traditional, offering national and international jewellery and watchmaking brands but also pieces of traditional Portuguese jewellery. The choice is wide and we leave you with 10 suggestions of unique stores in Coimbra: “Casa Coelho”, “Gang of Four”, “A Caponeza”, “Chapelaria Salgueiros”.

If you are looking for something that awakens your palate, the “Cúzios” of “Café Santa Cruz”, the “Arrufadas” from “Pastelaria Penta “or the “Pastéis de Santa Clara” from “Pastelaria Briosa” are a must.

For lunch or dinner: the “Solar do Bacalhau”, the “Zé Manel dos Ossos” tavern, the recent “Sete”, the renovated “Carmina de Matos” or the renowned “Refeitro”.

“Baixa de Coimbra” is well located, between the Mondego River and Alta da Cidade, allowing guests of Hotel Oslo great freedom of movement and pleasant walks. Visitors can relax and get lost in our charming city.

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Hotel Oslo - Coimbra
Av. Fernão de Magalhães, 25
3000-175 Coimbra, Portugal
Tel. +351 239 829 071
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