Things to see and do - Coimbra
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Coimbra Travel guide
Coimbra : Michelin's recommendations
Dominated by the old university's high tower, Coimbra clings to a hill and is bathed by the Mondego river. This place is not without its charms and poets have praised them many times. You must see Coimbra from the Santa Clara Bridge or from the top of the Vale do Inferno belvedere. The town has two distinct areas, the university district (upper town) and the shopping district (lower town).
Tourist attractions Coimbra : Things to see and do
R. dos Coutinhos P - 3001 Coimbra
King Afonso Henriques decided to build this former cathedral at a time when Coimbra was situated on the border between the Christian and Muslim world. This explains its fortress-like appearance, crowned with merlons. This, Portugal's first cathedral,..
Largo Dr José Rodrigues P - 3001 Coimbra
This museum occupying the former Episcopal palace (modified in the 16C) is named after the sculptor Machado de Castro, who was born in Coimbra in 1731. The Renaissance porch opens onto a patio-courtyard, and on the west side, a loggia by Philippe Ter..
L.go da Sé Nova P - 3001 Coimbra
The "new cathedral", built from 1598, was part of the college of Jesuits of the "Eleven Thousand Virgins" until the disappearance of the order in 1759. Its façade has two levels, one on top of the other. Note the four alcoves of t..
Av. Émidio Navarro 21 P - 3000-150 Coimbra
Set in a historic building that counts as one of Coimbra’s architectural landmarks, Hotel Astória overlooks the Mondego River in the historic Baixa district. It offers rooms with classic décor. Each of Astória’s bright rooms features custom-made cur..
Av. Fernao de Magalhaes, 25 P - 3000-175 Coimbra
Oslo is a family-run hotel situated 50 meters from the station with views over the city and its historical University. It offers recently renovated rooms with free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned rooms feature comfortable beds and private bathrooms with..
Av.Fernão de Magalhães, 199 P - 3000-176 Coimbra
The Almedina Coimbra Hotel is situated in the heart of Coimbra city centre. It offers rooms with a balcony and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The air-conditioned rooms are bright and airy. They have satellite TV, a minibar and a safety deposit box..
Santa Clara P - 3040-091 Coimbra
Rua Abel Dias Urbano 20 P - 3000-001 Coimbra
Rua António Augusto Gonçalves P - 3040-241 Coimbra
This restaurant has two connecting rooms housed in the palace's former stables. Both of which are simply decorated in typical contemporary style; one has large windows offering views of the garden. Traditional cuisine with an international flavour.
Av. Armando Gonsalves-Lote 20 P - 3000-059 Coimbra
Rua Abel Dias Urbano 12 P - 3000-001 Coimbra
Rua Dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra 86 P - 3030-181 Coimbra
Its open stove warms the air. Regional products and thoughtful management. Pine and oak furniture, granite walls and a beautiful iron stove define the surroundings.