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After all, getting to know any given place from the perspective of an insider is one of the wonders of traveling, we encourage you to take the time to get to know Coimbra, Portugal.

The “Praça da República”

Mandatory stop in the city’s nightlife The “Praça da República”, or simply “a Praça” for the “conimbricences”, is the “heart” of Coimbra’s nightlife. With a privileged location, this square is nestled between the “Jardim da Sereia” and beatufiul century-old building facades, a few minutes walking from Coimbra’s

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“Rádio Baixa” in downtown

In downtown there’s a radio studio with live emissions. “Rádio Baixa”, a community radio, takes its first steps in “Baixa de Coimbra” (our downtown). This cultural and nonprofit project, chooses music as the main element and is lead by local and national artists, DJ’s, programmers and cultural

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Coimbra Ceramics Factory – Living Museum

The rebirth of a heritage industry. For centuries, the name of Coimbra reached many corners of the world thanks to its strong connection to the art of pottery. The first artists of the city appeared in the 16th century. Later, next to the banks of the Mondego

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Refeitro, a factory restaurant

New in town – restaurant where you will learn about the art of making Coimbra pottery In the “Terreiro da Erva”, a recently renovated square, you will find the most recent star addition to Coimbra´s restaurant scene, the “Refeitro da Baixa”. The space invites you to taste

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The “Santos da Casa”

This month is the twentieth edition of this festival. The “Santos da Casa”, a radio show exclusively about Portuguese made music that goes on the air every day, between 7pm and 8pm at 107.9 orwww.ruc.fm, Radio University of Coimbra (RUC), has been on for 26 years already. The show’s success created

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20th Cultural Week of the University of Coimbra

“Oh the houses” is the theme. “Oh, the houses” is the theme of the 20th Cultural Week of the University of Coimbra that began on March 1st and runs through April 28th. The Cultural Week of the University of Coimbra, an initiative that emerged in 1999, aims

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Penta Bakery / Pastry at Sofia Street

There’s a place that can’t miss out on your gastronomic itinerary in Coimbra At Sofia Street you will find Penta Bakery / Pastry (doors 65 and 67) which, with more than 20 years of history, is a reference in the city of Coimbra for the quality and

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The Sofia Street – Unesco World Heritage

Unesco World Heritage The Rua da Sofia street, like the University of Coimbra and Alta of the city, was classified in 2013 as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Built in 1535, with an unusual width and regularity, at the time it was considered one of the largest

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Brancal, a 40 year long success story

In the world of wool. It is in “Visconde da Luz” street in “Baixa de Coimbra” that you find one of the most appreciated shops by tourists and locals alike. We are talking about Brancal, the only store in the city that exclusively sells wool. The attractive layout

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Romantic hidaways in Coimbra

Coimbra of loves. In the month when Valentine’s Day is celebrated, we will talk about some of the most romantic places in the city of Coimbra. We start at the “Quinta das Lágrimas” gardens, located on the opposite side of Mondego River, where the famous story of forbidden

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