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  • The Botanical Garden of Coimbra

    We have already talked about enough parks and gardens, such as the "Jardim da Sereia" in Coimbra, the Joan Fuster Park and the Jardinet in Gandía. But we still have many more to explain, as is the case with the Jardim Botânico de Coimbra (Botanical Garden of...

    0 by Kate, 8 months ago
  • Camino de Santiago between Coimbra and Mealhada

    Lets continue talking about new hiking trails. Taking advantage of the fact that Coímbra can be found inside the Portuguese trail of Santiago, I thought about it and I said why not. For those who don't know, although the most famous route is the Northern one which...

    0 by Kate, 9 months ago
  • Faculdade de Letras

    The University of Coimbra is very famous for its tradition and history. It is the biggest university in Portugal and it has more than 20 thousand students. There are many well known courses teached there, but one of the most well known colleges is Faculdade de Letras....

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Praça 8 de maio

    Portuguese and spanish cities are known for its squares, big open air places where people gather to chat, eat and observe their town. Squares usually have churches or important buildings, such as the Major office, some trees, benches and even monuments Praça 8 de maio...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Escadas do Quebra Costas

    During the middle age, cities used to be built on difficult places to acess, such as cliffs, or next to rivers difficult to cross. Coimbra was built on top of a mountain, and in the highest point you can find the most important part of the city, with the university -...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Colégio de São Jerônimo

    The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest in Europe and it has grown a lot through its 800 years of history. Nowadays it has three campus and more than 20 thousand students, but the main campus is the biggest (in number of students), the most famous and the most...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Arco da Almedina

    A long time ago Coimbra was a medieval city, with a castle, city walls, kings, princesses, soldiers, and village where commoners would live and work. This can still be seen by the narrow street and old monuments in town, but the nobles and the wall has vanished. Still,...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Capela de São Miguel

    The University of Coimbra is a very traditional college, and that includes religious and historic tradition. Evidence of that is the Capela de São Miguel, a private chapel dedicated to the students and the academic community. The chapel is located inside the main...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Museu da Ciência

    Have you ever wondered how science was like in the early centuries? How did they study nature and its phenomenons without technology? What kind of objects did they use?  Since the university of Coimbra is one of the oldest in the world, it also represents the earliest...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Museu Nacional Machado de Castro

    Coimbra is a very historic and cultural city. This is a fact known by many people due to the fame of the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest and most traditional in Europe. Very few people know, though, that Coimbra's history and culture is much more older than...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Sé Velha

    In the heart of the city of Coimbra there is a church called Sé Velha, the oldest among the 50 churches in town and full of history in its walls. It used to be the city's cathedral until the 18th century, when it was transfered to Sé Nova, a bigger and more modern...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Sé Nova

    Coimbra is a very catholic city. Besides religion, another important thing there is the University. Because of that, the city's cathedral couldn't be anywhere else than inside the main campus of the school. The cathedral, also known as Sé Nova in portuguese, is very...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • A "Cabra" - Bell from the University Tower

    The most iconic element of Coimbra's skyline is the University's clock tower, also known as "Cabra" by the locals. It is located on the highest point of the city and right in the middle of the main campus of the University. Therefore, it is very important to the...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Penedo da saudade

    Coimbra is the oldest and best university in Portugal. Most portuguese want to study there and those who do, have great memories of the city and the university. And this memories don't stay only in tought, but after graduating, many ex-students pay tribute to Coimbra in...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Mosteiro de Santa Clara a Nova

    Coimbra used to have a big monastry, called Mosteiro de Santa Clara, that flooded during the 17th century, and only reapeared in the last years - and now it's open for visitations. Another monastry with the same name (but identified as the new one) was built then to...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Coimbra University

    Coimbra is a small town in the center of Portugal but it is one of the most important places in the country due to its university. It is the oldest and most traditional university in Portugal and it is considered World Heritage by UNESCO.  History University of...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Jardim da Sereia

    Just in front of Praça da República, a great meeting point in Coimbra, is Jardim da Sereia (or Mermaid's Garden, if translated). It is a very beautiful and green park in the city, great for jogging and enjoying nature. Inside the park there is a great fountain with...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Quinta das lágrimas

    Coimbra is known by its university but also for being a love city. This fame is due to the story of Pedro and Ines de Castro, the most famous lovers of Portugal, also known as portuguese Romeo and Juliet. Their love story took place in Coimbra, specifically in a place...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Mata do Choupal

    Coimbra is more than just historic buildings and university. It has also a great nature. Apart from it's parks (Jardim Botanico, Jardim da Sereia and Parque Verde do Mondego) there is also a forest in town called Mata do Choupal. The place was made to keep Mondego...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago
  • Igreja de Santa Cruz

    Coimbra has over 50 churches. Each of them has it's own history and beauty, but Santa Cruz certainly stands out.  Location It is located in a main square in Coimbra downtown called Praça 8 de Maio (or May 8th in English). It's a very touristic place, where you can...

    0 by Ethel, one year ago

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