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Things to see in Coimbra, a lively university town

Coimbra is a city in the middle of Portugal and mostly famous for its university. The university is truly an impressive sight and stands out from the rest of the city. It is based around a large square with on three sides several buildings. All have been painted in white-washed colors which adds to the unique Portuguese atmosphere.

Behind the university there are a few other buildings such as the library which are worth a look. Just as in other Portuguese cities there are many churches to visit such as Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Santa Cruz and Se Velha church. Most likely you will spot a few more when walking around town. Another highlight of Coimbra is its central square Praca 8 de Maio. Here you will find the Santa Cruz church and the city hall. The other buildings on the square have a unique style and blend in perfectly to give the whole square an unique look. From here walk down the main street Rua Ferreira to do some more sightseeing. Other places worth seeing include Praca do Comercio, Largo da Portagem and the old tower Arco de Almedina. The last place to mention is the aqueduct which is built near a park and that combination creates an unique setting. The park is very nice and a good place to relax a bit.

Coimbra is located halfway between Porto and Lisbon and when traveling around Portugal, it makes an 
excellent stop to spend a day. It is connected by both rail and bus from the main cities, so easy to get to. 


Coimbra travel photo gallery

 
Santa Cruz park, Coimbra.

Santa Cruz park.

 
Entrance to Santa Cruz park.

Entrance to Santa Cruz park.

 
Praca Republica.

Praca Republica.



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Apartments built on a hill.

Apartments built on a hill.

 
Monument.

Monument.

 



Jardim da Manga.

Jardim da Manga.

 
Old bank building.

Old bank building.

 
Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

 
Nucle de Coimbra.

Nucle de Coimbra.

 



Nucle de Coimbra.

Santa Justa church.

 



Old building.

Old building.

 
Church in Coimbra.

Church.

 
Nucle de Coimbra.

Nucle de Coimbra.

 
Church.

Church.

 
Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Coimbra.

Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

 
Historical buildings.

Historical buildings.

 
City hall.

City hall.

 



Coimbra city hall.

City hall.

 
Old house on Praca 8 de Maio.

Old house on Praca 8 de Maio.

 
Praca 8 de Maio.

Praca 8 de Maio.

 



Square eight of May.

Square eight of May.

 
Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz.

 



Church Santa Cruz, Coimbra.

Church Santa Cruz.

 



View of the eight of May square.

View of the eight of May square.

 
Old Portuguese buildings.

Old Portuguese buildings.

 
Sao Bartolomeu church.

Sao Bartolomeu church.

 



Praca do Comercio, Coimbra.

Praca do Comercio.

 
Old church.

Old church.

 
Rua Ferreira, one of the main streets.

Rua Ferreira, one of the main streets.

 
Largo da Portagem in Coimbra.

Largo da Portagem.

 



Largo da Portagem.

Largo da Portagem.

 



The old town.

The old town.

 
Cobbled street in the old town.

Cobbled street in the old town.

 
Arco de Almedina.

Arco de Almedina.

 
Tower of the old town.

Tower of the old town.

 



Se Velha church.

Se Velha church.

 
University building.

University building.

 
Coimbra university.

Coimbra university.

 
University square.

University square.

 
The main square of the old university.

The main square of the old university.

 
The old university of Coimbra.

The old university.

 
Beautiful square.

Beautiful square.

 
Architecture of the university.

Architecture of the university.

 
Parking lot.

Parking lot.

 
Library of Coimbra university.

Library of the university.

 



Sao Salvador church.

Sao Salvador church.

 



Courtyard of Sao Salvador.

Courtyard of Sao Salvador.

 
Rooftops of Coimbra.

Rooftops.

 
Se Nova church, Coimbra.

Se Nova church.

 



The front facade of Sao Salvador.

The front facade of Sao Salvador.

 



Church facade of Se Nova.

Church facade of Se Nova.

 



University building.

University building.

 
Statue.

Statue.

 



Aqueduct, Coimbra.

Aqueduct.

 
Pillars of the Aqueduct.

Pillars of the Aqueduct.

 
Garden and aqueduct.

Garden and aqueduct.

 
Greenhouse in the botanical gardens.

Greenhouse in the botanical gardens.

 
Fountain.

Fountain.

 



Structure in the botanical garden.

Structure in the botanical garden.

 
Aqueduct seen from the botanical garden.

Aqueduct seen from the botanical garden.



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