Top recommendations from locals

“The oldest university in Portugal is a World Heritage Site, high on a hill in the middle of the city. It’s a big tourist draw and has hundreds of years of history to show off. You could scale the 180 steps in the 16th-century tower at the highest point of the university for an awesome perspective of the city. Also well worth your time is the Sala dos Capelos, the 17th-century ceremonial hall and you need to survey the magnificent ensemble on the Paço das Escolas courtyard. Unruly students were locked up at the students’ prison, and you’ll begin the whole experience by crossing the Iron Gate, which was once the entrance to Coimbra’s medieval citadel. (500 meters from this accommodation)”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 33 คนแนะนำ
“A beautiful garden in the centre of Coimbra, with lovely stone staircases and fountains. A wonderfully shady place on a hot day.”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 23 คนแนะนำ
Soccer Stadium
“Coimbra has the famous University library and also it's a wonderfull city to enjoy. Good food, wonderfull architecture etc. ”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 44 คนแนะนำ
“The forest was planted to 'suck up' (choupar) flood waters from the River Mondego. It is a beautiful place to stroll in rain or shine, and there is a kiosk from which to buy drinks and snacks. ”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 18 คนแนะนำ
“Great shopping, great food, cinema, bowling - the views over Coimbra from the huge food hall on the top floor is awesome. Great for a rainy day or late night shopping trip! ”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 13 คนแนะนำ
“Here you can found almost anything you may want. It's also a good place to eat at low prices.”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 9 คนแนะนำ
“With a very atmospheric venue Coimbra’s episcopal palace, this fantastic Museum is named for the 18th and 19th-century sculptor, Joaquim Machado de Castro. The building was constructed in phases from medieval times onwards, and is found at the same site as Coimbra’s Roman forum. A vestige of this ancient history, the cryptoporticus (covered passageway) is preserved in the lower levels. The museum’s art has been curated from regional churches and other defunct religious institutions. You’ll browse the largest collection of sculpture in any Portuguese National Museum, as well as tapestries, ceramic altarpieces and a catalogue of paintings from the 15th to the 19th centuries. (600 meters from this accommodation)”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 14 คนแนะนำ
“This rocky promontory with its gardens, owes its name (Rock of Longing) to the tradition that Prince Pedro often went there to weep for the loss of his beloved Inês.”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 8 คนแนะนำ
“Traditional portuguese food. Authentically Portuguese food. Specialty bones. ”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 15 คนแนะนำ
“Rooted in the earliest years of the Portuguese monarchy, this monastery goes back to the 12th century. The architecture though is later, with a 16th-century Manueline design summed up by the captivating decoration on the main portal, ceiling and cloister outside. Later that same century the pulpit and gilded wooden stalls were added in a resplendent Renaissance style. But the big story at the monastery has to be the tombs of Portugal’s first two kings, Afonso Henriques and Sancho I. They reigned in the 12th century and in the 1500s their remains were transferred to a marvellous Manueline ensemble sculpted by Nicolau Chanterene. (700 meters from this accommodation)”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 7 คนแนะนำ
“perfect for families: playground close to downtown, watch the rowboats and kayaks on the river, feed the ducks (maybe not.. oh well.. the kids like that)”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 13 คนแนะนำ
“Fado ao Centro® is a Cultural Center committed to promote Fado from Coimbra, with daily LIVE concerts at 6:00 pm. A magical space with a unique atmosphere were you can find the most genuine and traditional Fado from Coimbra everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Only the best musicians of the city play in Fado ao Centro and they are selected according to the highest standards of this 160 year old tradition. Even if you can’t witness the concert, don’t miss the oportunity to visit our space and get to know a little bit more about Fado from Coimbra. There are always musicians playing and rehearsing so you can change experiences and learn more about the Portuguese Guitar and this unique musical tradition. Bewtween 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. we have the “Afternoon Rehearsals” with our regular musicians. You can always pass by, watch them play and anyone that want’s to bring their own instrument is also welcome to join! At 6:00 p.m. we start our daily 50 minute long concert of Fado from Coimbra. If you are interested in attending our concert, we strongly advise you to make a reservation in order to ensure your seat. We don’t serve any kind of food, so we are totally committed to the concert itself, enabling a genuine atmosphere and unique cultural and musical experience in Coimbra! Following the work that has been held by this Cultural Association, you’ll find different exclusive editions of books, CDs and DVDs related to Fado from Coimbra. Fado ao Centro® is, undoubtedly, a place to visit in Coimbra! (450 meters from this accommodation)”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 11 คนแนะนำ
Theme Park
“Monasteries, libraries and churches aren’t necessarily for youngsters. So if you need some child-friendly inspiration in Coimbra try this park near the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova. The attraction began in 1938 and was developed over the next 20 years. Across eight zones there are kid-sized scale models of Coimbra and Portugal’s most famous monuments, as well as landmarks in the country’s former colonies in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. There’s a miniature train at the park, as well as a small museums for costume, furniture and the Portuguese Navy. (1.0k from this accommodation)”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 20 คนแนะนำ
“This esteemed Baroque library is on the Paço das Escolas, where Portugal’s earliest kings once lived. It goes back to the 1720s and needs to be seen to be believed. The library is composed of three vast salons, bounded by monumental doorways. Each salon has tall lacquered and gilded shelves, and enormous study tables made with dark hardwood shipped over from Brazil. There are more than 250,000 volumes here, dating from the 1500s to the 1700s and dealing with history, geography, medicine, law and science. One of the curious things you’ll learn about the library is that it maintains a colony of bats bred to eat insects that would damage the books. (500 meters from this accommodation)”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 15 คนแนะนำ
“That footbridge is named for the story of the 14th-century figures Pedro I the future king and Inês de Castro, his wife’s lady in waiting. They had a long affair, with Inês bearing four children, before she was assassinated in Coimbra on Pedro’s father’s orders in 1355. The park at the Quinta das Lágrimas (Estate of Tears) is supposedly where she died. The story goes that she was killed at the fountain; her blood is meant to have stained the stone on the fountain. The palace at the estate is now a pousada (heritage hotel), but the park is open to visitors. (1700 meters from this accommodation)”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 8 คนแนะนำ
“Back when Coimbra was a frontier between Christianity and Islam, King Afonso Henriques established this Romanesque cathedral. It was built not long after his victory over the Moors at the Battle of Ourique in 1139, and unlike other churches of its day has kept a lot of its Romanesque character. You’ll know that you’re at a boundary between worlds when you approach the austere facade, which is capped with crenellations and has only slender openings in its wall. Inside, the primitive barrel vault hints at the great age of the cathedral, and the column capitals have wonderful foliate, geometric and bestial designs. Lovers of medieval art will have 380 of these masterful capitals to inspect! (450 meters from this accommodation)”
  • คนท้องถิ่น 9 คนแนะนำ