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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.

Portugal dos Pequenitos, for the joy of children

Mandatory visit in Coimbra. The “Portugal dos Pequenitos”, despite being a ludic-pedagogical park for children, enchants kids but also the adults. Carefully crafted in the 1940s by the genius and the teacher Bissaya Barreto, an illustrious figure of our city, “Portugal of the little ones” is filled

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Cordel Maneirista, happiness for every gourmet

Two concepts in the same space “Cordel Maneirista” and “Hamburgaria Maneirista”. “Cordel Maneirista”, a Restaurant that joins in the same space two different gastronomic concepts. On the one hand, a menu that offers deep rooted traditional Portuguese dishes such as “Arroz de Carqueja”, “Polvo com Batata Doce e

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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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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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