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  2. The Complete Coimbra Trip Planner, Travel Tips and Insider's Guide. O nce Portugal’s capital (from 1139 to 1256), Coimbra is one of the country’s most historic cities, famous for its university, which is one of Europe’s oldest (it was founded in 1290).

  3. Coimbra - Wikipedia

    Coimbra ( / koʊˈɪmbrə /, also US: / kuˈ -, ˈkwɪmbrə /, [1] [2] UK: / ˈkɔɪmbrə /, [3] Portuguese: [kuˈĩbɾɐ] ( listen) or [ˈkwĩbɾɐ] [4]) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population of the municipality at the 2011 census was 143,397, [5] in an area of 319.40 square kilometres (123.3 sq mi). [6]

  4. Coimbra travel - Lonely Planet | Portugal, Europe

    Coimbra. Rising scenically from the Rio Mondego, Coimbra is an animated city steeped in history. It was Portugal’s medieval capital for more than a century and it's home to the country’s oldest and most prestigious university.

  5. Coimbra is known for some of its popular attractions, which include: Biblioteca Joanina; University of Coimbra; Portugal dos Pequenitos; Fado ao Centro; Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

  6. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Coimbra - Tripadvisor

    Things to Do in Coimbra, Portugal: See Tripadvisor's 100,307 traveler reviews and photos of Coimbra tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in June. We have reviews of the best places to see in Coimbra. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  7. 15 Best Things to Do in Coimbra (Portugal) - The Crazy Tourist

    Lets explore the best things to do in Coimbra: 1. University of Coimbra Source: flickr University of Coimbra. 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.

  8. The Best Things to Do in Coimbra, Portugal - Culture Trip

    The Best Things to Do in Coimbra, Portugal EUROPE / PORTUGAL Step away from the crowds with a visit to the historical city of Coimbra | © Matyas Rehak / Alamy Stock Photo Culture Trip Travel Team 21 September 2021 View This higgledy-piggledy university town is as beautiful and historic as Lisbon and Porto, but more compact (and less visited).

  9. Coimbra Travel Guide Resources & Trip Planning Info by Rick ...

    The college town of Coimbra — just two to three hours north of Lisbon by train, bus, or car — is Portugal's Oxford, and the country's easiest-to-enjoy city. Its main drag — with glassy marbled stone underfoot, old-timey shops and bakeries winking their neon signs, and more locals than tourists — is a delight to simply wander.

  10. Coimbra -

    Coimbra was once the proud capital of the Portuguese nation. It is located in the center of Portugal, Coimbra is often called the City of Knowledge since its home to the oldest University in Portugal, the symbol of excellence, and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage.

  11. Coimbra Sightseeing Guide and Itinerary Advice

    Itinerary Advice View of Coimbra from the Forum Coimbra shopping mall M ost of Coimbra’s attractions are located on steep hills and narrow, winding cobblestone lanes on both sides of the Mondego River.