“Coimbra, the city of lovers and students”
Immortalized through the romantic and tragic affair of King Pedro and his lover Inês de Castro, Coimbra is perfect for romantic getaway breaks, monumental, packed with historical landmarks and blessed with beautiful scenery along the River Mondego, and the curious Portugal dos Pequenitos miniature theme park for families.
Coimbra is Portugal's most famous academic city, and is Europe's third oldest university, where traditional black gowns are still worn by students. Its own brand of Fado enthralls with stories of students' amourous adventures.
With one of the most advanced university hospitals in Europe, Coimbra is also a top destination for health researchers and professionals.
Explore the delights of its authentic and regional cuisine, best known for its centuries old convent sweets, with recipes handed down over the generations, especially roast kid and suckling pig from nearby Bairrada.