The city, located on a hill by the Mondego River, among the many archaeological structures dating back to the Roman era, when Coimbra was the settlement of Aeminium, its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus. Similarly, buildings from the period when Coimbra was the capital of Portugal still remain. During the late middle ages, with its decline as the political centre of the Kingdom of Portugal, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre. This was in large part helped by the establishment the University of Coimbra in 1290, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world.
Its historical buildings were classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2013. Places to visit and see, are the ruins of the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, the monastery was built in the 14th century on the left bank of the Mondego River. The well-preserved Gothic ruins of the monastery were excavated in the late 20th century, more than 300 years after being abandoned by the nuns. The Joanina library was commissioned to exalt the monarch (John V) and the wealth of the empire, including the wealth of Brazil, this library is, beyond a splendid combination of exotic materials. To Gourmets and Portuguese food lover, lunch will be at Mealhada to taste the famous suckling-pig of the region.
Time and Itinerary if you wish, according to your preferences.
Tours and excursions are with a private chauffeur and do not include the cost of the tolls, meals or the entrance to the museums, palaces and monuments.
All rates are quoted in Euros for 2018 only and all applicable taxes are included. Prices are indicative and subject to confirmation at time of reservation.
Full day 7 hours, from 09h00 to 16h00 or 10h00 to 17h00
Each extra hour 35 €