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Coimbra Destination Guide

Explore Coimbra in Portugal

Coimbra in the region of Coimbra with its 106,582 inhabitants is a place in Portugal - some 110 mi or ( 177 km ) North of Lisbon , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Coimbra

Time in Coimbra is now 10:27 PM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Lisbon " with a UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Santarém, Lisbon, Leiria, Viseu, and Sebal Grande. Since you are here already, consider visiting Santarém . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Coimbra ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Coimbra, Portugal: Concentrated Culture

6:38 min by RickSteves
Views: 22880 Rating: 4.91

Coimbra is Portugal's third-largest city and home to the country's oldest and most prestigious university. Coimbra is a mini-Lisbon: everything good about urban Portugal without the intensity of a big ..

youbeQ - Travel around the world in 3D! (The 3D Social Network based on Google Earth)

0:54 min by iNovmappingTV
Views: 13677 Rating: 4.88

Join us in: www.youbeq.com youbeQ is a 3D social network that makes virtual travel more fun. Meet people from around the world, and help them to unlock new functionalities. ..


Psalterium (Gregorian choir) in Se Velha curch - Coimbra

0:18 min by jgsilva8
Views: 9056 Rating: 3.80

This is our Gregorian choir singing in Se Velha, one of the most ancient and beautiful churches of Coimbra. The experience is quite magical - the closest to time travel that you can get. :) ..

Lápis de Cera presents noiserv at Avenida

4:03 min by Lapis De cera
Views: 1606 Rating: 4.60

24th of December of 2009. Before Santas arrival, Lapis de Cera's first vídeo finds its way online. Since Christmas is becoming a synonym for winter consumism, the action of this clip takes place in a ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra

The Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra (Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Coimbra or simply Jardim Botânico) is a botanical garden in Coimbra, Portugal. It was founded in 1772-1774 and it was integrated in the Natural History Museum established by the Marquis of Pombal. The place for the Hortus Botanicus was chosen by the vice-chancellor of the University of Coimbra (Francisco de Lemos) and it was part of the farm of S. Bento's College, located at the Ursulinas Valley.

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Located at 40.21 -8.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Botanical gardens in Portugal, Buildings and structures in Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Visitor attractions in Coimbra

Biblioteca Joanina

The Joanina Library (Biblioteca Joanina) is the Baroque library of the University of Coimbra, built in the 18th century during the reign of the Portuguese King João V (and named after him). It is located in upper Coimbra, the university historic centre, near the university tower, and is part of University of Coimbra General Library. Over the entrance door, the library exhibits the national coat of arms.

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Located at 40.21 -8.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Academic libraries in Portugal, Buildings and structures in Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Visitor attractions in Coimbra

National Museum Machado de Castro

The National Museum Machado de Castro (Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro) is an art museum in Coimbra, Portugal, named after the renowned Portuguese sculptor Joaquim Machado de Castro. It is one of the most important art museums in Portugal, and is housed in the former Bishop's Palace . During the Middle Ages, this palace was built over the Roman forum of Aeminium (Roman name of Coimbra) and nowadays its remains can be visited on the lower floors of the museum.

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Located at 40.21 -8.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Art museums and galleries in Portugal, Biographical museums in Portugal, Buildings and structures in Coimbra, Culture in Coimbra, National museums of Portugal, Sculpture galleries, Visitor attractions in Coimbra

Aeminium

Aeminium was the ancient name of the city of Coimbra, in Portugal. The Romans founded the civitas of Aeminium in this place at the time of Augustus, which came under the protection of nearby Conimbriga situated some 15 km away to the south. The Roman city was encircled by a wall, and followed an orthogonal plan, with the cardo maximus and decumanus maximus crossing at the Forum. An aqueduct existed, the remains of which were incorporated into a latter medieval renovation.

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Located at 40.21 -8.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Ancient Roman Empire, Ancient Roman geography, History of Coimbra, Roman towns and cities in Portugal

University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra (UC) is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290, it is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of its largest higher education and research institutions.

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Located at 40.21 -8.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 13th-century establishments in Portugal, Educational institutions established in the 13th century, University of Coimbra

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