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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.

Traditional Commerce in Coimbra

We all know that the past shapes the present and the future. Therefore, the fact that Coimbra still is a town deeply connected to commerce is not really a surprise. The past of the city was shaped by centuries of tradition and countless generations of shopkeepers and

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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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The Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery

The Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery was built in 1314 at the request of Rainha Santa Isabel, patron saint of Coimbra. Completed in 1330, the Monastery stood out for the size of the Church and Cloister and for the stone vault that covers the three naves of the same

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The New Center for Contemporary Art in Coimbra

Enchances the city’s cultural offer. Inaugurated on 4 July 2020, Coimbra’s celebration day, the new Center for Contemporary Art in Coimbra showcases 193 works from the National Contemporary Art Collection, by Portuguese artists from various eras and generations. Located in a building next to the “Arco da

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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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The descent of the Mondego in Canoa

A beautiful route. The descent of the Mondego in Canoa is almost a mandatory activity to do since it is one of the most “popular” and beautiful routes in the center of the country.  There are several companies that organize the descents, being possible to accept individual

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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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