Coimbra, one of Europe’s most ancient university cities, has plenty to offer: century-old University of Coimbra, Joanine Library, the magnificent Botanical Garden, Santa Cruz Monastery and on the other bank of Mondego river Santa-Clara-a-Velha Monastery and the breathtaking Garden of Quinta das Lágrimas. If you’re travelling with your family, you must enter the fascinating world of Portugal dos Pequenitos (theme park for kids).
But Coimbra isn’t only about tradition. It is a modern city with exciting icons such as Mondego Green Park, Pedro & Inês pedestrian bridge and several cool shops! In Coimbra you will find a wide range of high quality hotels. In the surroundings of Coimbra, you must see Conímbriga Roman ruins, the beaches of Figueira da Foz, the Bussaco Forest, the Curia Park, the Lousã Mountains and the imposing Montemor-o-Velho castle.