Guidebook for Coimbra

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Guidebook for Coimbra

Food Scene . Coimbra

Very near our house. Great food nice people. Not very expensive.
Tapas nas Costas
19 R. Quebra Costas
Very near our house. Great food nice people. Not very expensive.
Great restaurant that made use of the historical materials from the Vilaça Pharmacy just above which is from the family. Great space and good food. A bit expensive but worthy. ( not sure it has reopened after the pandemic)
Armazém Vilaça
8 Adro de Cima
Great restaurant that made use of the historical materials from the Vilaça Pharmacy just above which is from the family. Great space and good food. A bit expensive but worthy. ( not sure it has reopened after the pandemic)
Small tea house. Great place.
Casa de Chá
Small tea house. Great place.
Great view over the city. Great of a brunch or a tea.
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Galeria Bar Santa Clara
67 Rua António Augusto Gonçalves
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Great view over the city. Great of a brunch or a tea.
Good restaurant in an old clay factory (one of the many that used to exist at the downtown area). Great architectural renovation, done by Luisa Bebiano which receive a renovation of historical places award for this work.
Refeitro da Baixa
Good restaurant in an old clay factory (one of the many that used to exist at the downtown area). Great architectural renovation, done by Luisa Bebiano which receive a renovation of historical places award for this work.
Good Portuguese food, small family restaurant.
A Cozinha da Maria
65 R. das Azeiteiras
Good Portuguese food, small family restaurant.
Good food. Unusual view. Very close to the university
Terraço Da Alta
2 R. Padre António Vieira
Good food. Unusual view. Very close to the university
Great food. Try our favorite: Jaquinzinhos fritos com açorda or a chanfana, a regional plate Rua das Azeiteiras 36-38
Restaurante D. Lúcia
38 Rua das Azeiteiras
Great food. Try our favorite: Jaquinzinhos fritos com açorda or a chanfana, a regional plate Rua das Azeiteiras 36-38
Great icecream. 1 minute from our house
Gelataria COSÌ
Great icecream. 1 minute from our house
1 minute from the house. Great spot to a coffee with a piece of chocolate or a hot chocolate. Nice room with the furniture of the old pharmacy that used to be in this spot.
Chocolataria Equador
3 Rua de Fernandes Thomas
1 minute from the house. Great spot to a coffee with a piece of chocolate or a hot chocolate. Nice room with the furniture of the old pharmacy that used to be in this spot.

Parks & Nature

It has a maintenance track, picknicks park, playing fields. Accessible on foot (20 minutes | 2,5 kms), by bicycle, or public transport. Tem trilho de manutenção, parque de picknicks, campos de jogos. Acessível a pé (25minutos), de bicicleta, ou transportes públicos.
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Choupal National Forest
414 En 1
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It has a maintenance track, picknicks park, playing fields. Accessible on foot (20 minutes | 2,5 kms), by bicycle, or public transport. Tem trilho de manutenção, parque de picknicks, campos de jogos. Acessível a pé (25minutos), de bicicleta, ou transportes públicos.
Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra
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Nice garden in the city centre. It has a great tea house located peacefully in the garden. great place to be in a sunny afternoon. Belo jardim mesmo no centro da cidade. Não deixe de visitar a casa de chá gerido pela da APPACDM de Coimbra.
Sereia Garden
Nice garden in the city centre. It has a great tea house located peacefully in the garden. great place to be in a sunny afternoon. Belo jardim mesmo no centro da cidade. Não deixe de visitar a casa de chá gerido pela da APPACDM de Coimbra.
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Parque del Mondego
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Drinks & Nightlife

QUebra-Bas is a friendly place, next to the property with a beautiful terrace. In summer they organize a Jazz festival that attracts many locals and tourists to this area. Search "QuebraJazz" Local simpático, junto à propriedade com uma bela esplanada. No verão organizam festival de Jazz que atrai muitos locais e turistas a esta zona. Pesquise "Quebrajazz"
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Bar Break Back
45 Rua de Quebra Costas
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QUebra-Bas is a friendly place, next to the property with a beautiful terrace. In summer they organize a Jazz festival that attracts many locals and tourists to this area. Search "QuebraJazz" Local simpático, junto à propriedade com uma bela esplanada. No verão organizam festival de Jazz que atrai muitos locais e turistas a esta zona. Pesquise "Quebrajazz"
Space of an old chapel to listen to live fado music (not only) while having a bite to eat. Espaço de uma antiga capela para ouvir musica ao fado (e não só) ao vivo enquanto petisca qualquer coisa.
À Capella- Casa de Fados
Space of an old chapel to listen to live fado music (not only) while having a bite to eat. Espaço de uma antiga capela para ouvir musica ao fado (e não só) ao vivo enquanto petisca qualquer coisa.
Great place to hear jazz music. Very well remodelled by a local young architect.
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Salão Brazil
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Great place to hear jazz music. Very well remodelled by a local young architect.
The Tropical and Académico cafes are a match for the Coimbra nightlife. If you want to meet the students and inhabitants of Coimbra here is one of the mythical places of passage. Now a days you can also eat at Café Académico. Os cafés Tropical e o Académico, fazem uma parelha na vida nocturna coimbrã. Se quiser encontrar com os estudantes e habitantes de Coimbra aqui é um dos locais míticos de passagem. o Café Académico agora serve refeições.
Café Académico
38 Praça da República
The Tropical and Académico cafes are a match for the Coimbra nightlife. If you want to meet the students and inhabitants of Coimbra here is one of the mythical places of passage. Now a days you can also eat at Café Académico. Os cafés Tropical e o Académico, fazem uma parelha na vida nocturna coimbrã. Se quiser encontrar com os estudantes e habitantes de Coimbra aqui é um dos locais míticos de passagem. o Café Académico agora serve refeições.
Bar, Cafe, Tea Room. Organizes events, conversations, concerts. Has a very nice patio with cats. Pet friendly
Liquidâmbar
28, 1° Praça República
Bar, Cafe, Tea Room. Organizes events, conversations, concerts. Has a very nice patio with cats. Pet friendly

Arts & Culture

The company "Escola da Noite", one of the most important theatre companies in the city, was founded in 1992. Here at weekends and school holidays you can also find activities for children. Base da companhia "Escola da Noite", uma das mais importantes companhias de teatro da cidade, foi fundada em 1992. Aqui ao fim de semana e férias escolares pode também encontrar actividades para as crianças. http://www.aescoladanoite.pt/
Teatro da Cerca de São Bernardo
The company "Escola da Noite", one of the most important theatre companies in the city, was founded in 1992. Here at weekends and school holidays you can also find activities for children. Base da companhia "Escola da Noite", uma das mais importantes companhias de teatro da cidade, foi fundada em 1992. Aqui ao fim de semana e férias escolares pode também encontrar actividades para as crianças. http://www.aescoladanoite.pt/
It is a professional theater company founded in 1994. Here at weekends and school holidays you can also find activities for children. É uma companhia profissional de teatro fundada em 1994. Aqui ao fim de semana e férias escolares pode também encontrar actividades para as crianças. http://www.oteatrao.com/
O Teatrão - Oficina Municipal De Teatro
It is a professional theater company founded in 1994. Here at weekends and school holidays you can also find activities for children. É uma companhia profissional de teatro fundada em 1994. Aqui ao fim de semana e férias escolares pode também encontrar actividades para as crianças. http://www.oteatrao.com/
Congress centre and event venue. See: http://www.coimbraconvento.pt/ Centro de congressos e local de eventos.
Convento São Francisco
Congress centre and event venue. See: http://www.coimbraconvento.pt/ Centro de congressos e local de eventos.
The Academic Theater of Gil Vicente (TAGV) is a structure of the University of Coimbra. Opened in 1961, it is part of a complex that started to be built in 1954, by architects Alberto José Pessoa and João Abel Manta. One of the most interesting examples of modernist architecture in Coimbra. In its lounge, there is a great cafeteria overlooking Praça da Republica. http://www.tagv.pt/ O Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente (TAGV) é uma estrutura da Universidade de Coimbra. Inaugurado em 1961 faz parte de um conjunto que começou a ser construído em 1954, segundo o projeto dos arquitetos Alberto José Pessoa e João Abel Manta. Um dos mais interessantes exemplo de arquitectura modernista em Coimbra. No seu lounge tem uma bela cafetaria com vista para a Praça da Republica.
Teatro Académico Gil Vicente
The Academic Theater of Gil Vicente (TAGV) is a structure of the University of Coimbra. Opened in 1961, it is part of a complex that started to be built in 1954, by architects Alberto José Pessoa and João Abel Manta. One of the most interesting examples of modernist architecture in Coimbra. In its lounge, there is a great cafeteria overlooking Praça da Republica. http://www.tagv.pt/ O Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente (TAGV) é uma estrutura da Universidade de Coimbra. Inaugurado em 1961 faz parte de um conjunto que começou a ser construído em 1954, segundo o projeto dos arquitetos Alberto José Pessoa e João Abel Manta. Um dos mais interessantes exemplo de arquitectura modernista em Coimbra. No seu lounge tem uma bela cafetaria com vista para a Praça da Republica.
Located in the medieval tower above the Arco de Almedina, this historical museum is a interpretative center of the old-town layout, the town within the walls. It has a multilingual audiovisual presentation takes you step by step around the 2km of walls. There's an exhibition and city views upstairs.
Núcleo da Cidade Muralhada
Located in the medieval tower above the Arco de Almedina, this historical museum is a interpretative center of the old-town layout, the town within the walls. It has a multilingual audiovisual presentation takes you step by step around the 2km of walls. There's an exhibition and city views upstairs.
The Science Museum of the University of Coimbra presents the University’s collections of scientific objects and instruments as well as a series of exciting exhibits and hands-on experiments. The requalification of the Laboratorio Chimico was beautifully designed by João Mendes Ribeiro and Atelier do Corvo. The cafeteria patio has a great view and also deserves a visit (the cafeteria is temporarily closed nevertheless take a look at the view!).
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Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra
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The Science Museum of the University of Coimbra presents the University’s collections of scientific objects and instruments as well as a series of exciting exhibits and hands-on experiments. The requalification of the Laboratorio Chimico was beautifully designed by João Mendes Ribeiro and Atelier do Corvo. The cafeteria patio has a great view and also deserves a visit (the cafeteria is temporarily closed nevertheless take a look at the view!).
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Universidade de Coimbra
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Located in the Pátio da Inquisição (Inquisition Courtyard) in a magnificent building remodelled by the Architect João Mendes Ribeiro. It regularly has photography exhibitions and organizes activities for the youngest on holiday. Instalado no Pátio da inquisição num magnifico edifício recuperado pelo Arquitecto João Mendes Ribeiro. Tem regularmente exposições de fotografia e organiza actividades para os mais novos em férias. http://cav-ef.net
CAV - Centro De Artes Visuais
6 Pátio Inquisição
Located in the Pátio da Inquisição (Inquisition Courtyard) in a magnificent building remodelled by the Architect João Mendes Ribeiro. It regularly has photography exhibitions and organizes activities for the youngest on holiday. Instalado no Pátio da inquisição num magnifico edifício recuperado pelo Arquitecto João Mendes Ribeiro. Tem regularmente exposições de fotografia e organiza actividades para os mais novos em férias. http://cav-ef.net
Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra - Círculo Sereia
http://capc.com.pt
It is not a Welcome center anymore. But do pay attention to the house when passing by. It is the oldest house of Coimbra an example of what the medieval houses of the city looked alike.
Associação Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center
6 Adro de Cima
It is not a Welcome center anymore. But do pay attention to the house when passing by. It is the oldest house of Coimbra an example of what the medieval houses of the city looked alike.
Second most important national museum. Do a complete tour and go to the cafeteria and enjoy the views over the city.
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National Museum Machado de Castro
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Second most important national museum. Do a complete tour and go to the cafeteria and enjoy the views over the city.

Shopping

Lucky Lux is a vinyl record store managed by Rui Ferreira, manager of many of Coimbra's legendary bands. To get to know Coimbra well, you have to go to Lucky Lux. A Lucky Lux é uma loja de discos vinis gerida pelo Rui Ferreira manager de muitas das bandas míticas de Coimbra. Para conhecer bem Coimbra tem de ir à Lucky Lux. https://www.facebook.com/LuckyLuxCoimbra/
Lucky Lux - Record Store
11 R. do Srg. Mor
Lucky Lux is a vinyl record store managed by Rui Ferreira, manager of many of Coimbra's legendary bands. To get to know Coimbra well, you have to go to Lucky Lux. A Lucky Lux é uma loja de discos vinis gerida pelo Rui Ferreira manager de muitas das bandas míticas de Coimbra. Para conhecer bem Coimbra tem de ir à Lucky Lux. https://www.facebook.com/LuckyLuxCoimbra/
BD Bookstore. Libraria especializada em BD.
Dr. Kartoon - Fanny Marie Nicole Paule Denayer
15 R. Manutenção Militar
BD Bookstore. Libraria especializada em BD.
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Mercado municipal
208 R. Olímpio Nicolau Rui Fernandes
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Essentials

Pingo Doce
7 R. João de Ruão
Minipreço Coimbra - Praça 8 de Maio
Closest supermarket

In Coimbra . Favourite historical monuments

Favourite historical monuments and places to visit in the city.
A must go. Old monastery with small but good museums. With a cafeteria with great salads and views over the city.
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Museu do Mosteiro de Santa Clara a Velha
57 R. Baixo
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A must go. Old monastery with small but good museums. With a cafeteria with great salads and views over the city.
Mosteiro de Celas
105 Av. Bissaya Barreto
Museu da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Coimbra
35 Rua Sobre Ribas
Sé Nova de Coimbra
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Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova
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Take a coffee in the great cloister. Just two minutes from the house at the top of Ria do Colégio Novo.
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences
Take a coffee in the great cloister. Just two minutes from the house at the top of Ria do Colégio Novo.
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Igreja de Santa Cruz
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