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Coimbra and surroundings

The Elegant University City

Coimbra is an enchanting region full of historically interesting buildings, love stories and exotic gardens. A perfect escape for those who have already seen the magic of Lisbon or Porto. This University City has seen many highly educated students come and go, just one example is the famous poet, Luís de Camões. If you would like to immerse yourself in the unique city culture, visit one of the Fado-bars, where you can enjoy this traditonal Portugese music, with a Coimbra spin to it. For those who like history, art and architecture, visit the array of Medieval churches covering the city. For the fans of nature and gardens, visit the Botanic Gardens of Coimbra, one of the most beautiful of Europe. See the exotic plants and colourful flowers, under the Portugese sun.

The surrounding area of Coimbra is also very interesting. In Conimbriga you can find perfectly perserved Roman Ruins and other Ancient Roman artefacts. In Montemor-O-Velho, in the middle of rural landscape, you will find a historical Moorish castle. Even the largest national Park of Portugal, Serra da Estrela, is easily accessible from Coimbra!

Long story short, this city will amaze you with her beauty, ellegance and intellect!