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Coimbra: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Coimbra, Portugal

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $25 USD per person
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Everyday, all year round. 10am to 1pm OR 3pm to 6pm

  • Starting Location

    Rua do Sargento Mor, CASA MEDIEVAL

  • Price Includes

    Guided tour; Free drink; taxes.


  • UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA - Created in 1290 by King Dom Dinis, it's main building is located in the Old King's Palace since 1537.
  • OLD CATHEDRAL - The second king of Portugal was crowned here. It's a beautiful XII century church in the historical heart of Coimbra.
  • STUDENTS REPUBLICS - typical houses where only students live. The students republics have their own rules and are deeply connected to the University living and traditions.
  • IGREJA DE SANTA CRUZ - This is a fabulous building, originally from the 12th century but with many architecture styles that were included latter on. Here we will also find the tombs of the two first Kings of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques and D. Sancho I.
  • BOTANICAL GARDEN OF COIMBRA - created in the 18th century, it has today 13hectares and is managed by the University of Coimbra.


Trip Info

During this visit we will know deeply the World Heritage Site (UWH) in Coimbra, recognized by UNESCO in 2013, whether tangible or intangible!

Points of Interest:

♠ Coimbra downtown and Largo da Portagem

♠ Coimbra fado, Academic Tunas, Academic “Hazing”, Anti-Motion, Rasganço, “Burning of the Ribbons”, “Party of Cans”, among others!

♠ Student Republics

♠ New Cathedral, the Old Cathedral and Church of Santa Cruz

♠ Rua da Sofia and its monuments

♠ Royal Palace and the University of Coimbra

♠University Campus of Coimbra

♠ Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra

♠ Science Museum of the University of Coimbra

♠ Colleges of the Uptown!

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