Coimbra: Distant History and Tradition

Group 6 Coimbra - Portugal
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About the location

Located between the two main cities of Portugal - Porto and Lisbon - Coimbra is one of the most important historical cities in the country, and has easy and quick access by train. Amongst several historical and cultural sites of interest, the University of Coimbra - the oldest and one of the most traditional in the country - has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2013. Coimbra is also an excellent starting point to go to Tomar, where the Convent of Christ is located, another of Unesco's World Heritage Sites in Portugal. This guide brings everything you need to know of the rich historical, cultural and architectural heritage of Coimbra before you visit!

Guide Highlights

History and Culture

All the information you need to know the most important places of the city.

A day in Tomar

The information you need to make a round trip to Tomar, from Coimbra, and visit the Convent of Christ.

Guide Summary

This guide brings all the information for a 3 to 4 day trip in Coimbra. Here you will find what you need to visit from the most traditional and historical places of the city. In addition, you will also find information to visit Tomar, a nearby town of Coimbra, where the Convent of Christ is located.

If you are looking for the best in Coimbra, this is your guide. Have a good trip and enjoy!

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Group 32 Historical
Group 33 Walkable

Great for these trips

Solo
Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Backpacking
Wellness / Rejuvenating
City

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  • Guide Architect

    Luzia Cavalcante

    Luzia Cavalcante

    Hi There! My name is Luzia. I’m a travel lover and photographer based in Brasília, capital of Brazil. I hope you enjoy my guides!

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