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Best things to do in Coimbra

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“Fica a 15 min a pé da casa Sol Nascente. A não perder a biblioteca Joanina. It is 15 min walk from Sol Nascente house. You can not miss to visit the Joanina Library.”
31 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“Coimbra has the famous University library and also it's a wonderfull city to enjoy. Good food, wonderfull architecture etc. ”
43 locals recommend
Garden
“A beautiful garden in the centre of Coimbra, with lovely stone staircases and fountains. A wonderfully shady place on a hot day.”
24 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“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! ”
14 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Here you can found almost anything you may want. It's also a good place to eat at low prices.”
10 locals recommend
Park
“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. ”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional portuguese food. Authentically Portuguese food. Specialty bones. ”
14 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“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.”
8 locals recommend
Establishment
“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)”
12 locals recommend
Theme Park
“If you have kids this is a great spot. Old and very very tiny Portuguese houses ( different styles) Kids just love it ”
18 locals recommend
Museum
“Um dos museus mais importantes de Portugal. One of the most important museums in Portugal. 850m.”
12 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“One of the oldest churches in Portugal. Portugal's first king's tomb lies here. Can't help see it as you walk through the main downtown street, Rua Visconde da Luz”
6 locals recommend
Music Venue
“O Fado ao Centro - Casa de Fado apresenta todos os dias do ano, sem exceção, um espetáculo de Fado de Coimbra ao vivo às 18h. O jornal Inglês "THE GUARDIAN" distinguiu o Fado ao Centro como um dos 15 locais de VISITA OBRIGATÓRIA em Portugal. Com um rigoroso processo de seleção, no Fado ao Centro atuam apenas os melhores músicos da cidade de Coimbra, sempre estudantes e antigos estudantes. Poderá também visitar a “Oficina de Construção de Instrumentos” do Fado ao Centro, onde trabalha em permanência o conceituado e estudioso Luthier “Eduardo Loio”, e que que lecciona cursos de construção de instrumentos (Guitarra Portuguesa, Viola, Cavaquinho, Bandolim) - www.fadoaocentro.com/pt”
10 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“library Joanina, castles and cathedrals, students traditions takes place in may: Queima das fitas, traditional celebration of the students, fado of Coimbra...”
16 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Quinta’s 12 hectares of botanical gardens are a true Natural Museum where rare trees are exhibited as if they were works of art”
7 locals recommend
Library
“The building's as part of his wide-ranging efforts to promote artistic, cultural and scientific endeavours, and it was constructed between 1717 and 1728. ”
12 locals recommend