Coimbra Travel Guide
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- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (18)
- CoimbraMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersAug 07, 2013
If you thought your professors were tough, consider that this university, founded in 1290, once had its own court of law and, naturally, its own prison for students and scholars (under the library). One of the oldest continuously operating universities in the world, the institution grew and evolved for more than 700 years within the old town. It now includes the 12th-century Cathedral of Santa Cruz, the Royal Palace of Alcáçova, and several 16th-century colleges.
- CoimbraMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Apr 17, 2013
It's a shame that when people go to Portugal, they start in Lisbon and then usually head south to the Algarve. Not that these aren't great places, but the northern half of the country has so much to offer too! Coimbra is an energetic university town where students bustle about their day in the robes used only for graduation ceremonies in other countries. Rumour has it that the number of rips in the gowns/robes signifies the number of 'conquests' the student has made...after all, university life isn't just about studying! Enjoy at least a day in this town admiring the university buildings, observing the student antics and relaxing in a park.
- CoimbraMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Coimbra is Portugal's University Town. And don't let the drab outer suburbs fool you. Once you get down by the river and wander up the hill, the vibe is pretty cool. We particularly liked the combination of elevator and funicular that got us up to the University area.
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