Coimbra and the center region
Coimbra is known for being a historically university city, because of the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and the largest in Portugal, founded in 1290, because of the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and the largest in Portugal, founded in 1290. In recent history, the student population of the University played an important role in being actively defending the values of freedom and democracy in the face of the dictatorship of the Estado Novo. One of the oldest cities in the country, it was the capital of Portugal before Lisbon until 1255, and in it is the first National Pantheon, the Monastery of Santa Cruz.
Coimbra "dos Amores", the city of the oldest University in Portugal and one of oldest of Europe, Unesco World Heritage, living history in the days of Portugal. The most charming city in Portugal. So much to discover.
Coimbra is the "capital" of the entire region that has so much to offer. From the "Santuário de Fátima" to Conímbriga, to the villages of Xisto for a walk on the edge of Aveiro.
One day is not enough. Two is little. Three it will be short. Stay. You will not regret it.
Here is more information about all this. It will whet your appetite. Stay and prove it!
That's what journalists and visitors say about Coimbra. From "the most charming city of Portugal" to "beautiful on the first visit, perfect the second time". Coimbra as so much to see, not only the University of Coimbra.
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