Coimbra Free Walking Tour
Coimbra free walking tour shows you the historic city of Coimbra in central Portugal. This city is known for its beautiful architecture, rich culture, and prestigious university. The University of Coimbra, founded in 1290, is one of the oldest universities in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the university’s impressive baroque library, the Biblioteca Joanina, and the grand 18th-century lecture halls. The city also boasts a variety of museums, churches, and parks, as well as a lively student population. Coimbra is a great destination for those interested in history, culture, and education.
♦ Meeting point: Coimbra Tourism Office
♦ Start times: 11:00 hrs / 18:00 hrs
♦ Duration: 2 hours
♦ Language: English
♦ Availability: Everyday
♦ Price: Tip only basis
♦ Note: Booking this tour is mandatory
Coimbra Free Walking Tour – Itinerary
Coimbra free walking tour is the perfect way to explore this historic university town in Portugal. The tour will begin at the Coimbra Tourism Office, where you’ll get an overview of the city’s history and learn about the different areas you’ll be visiting.
From there, we’ll head to the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe. We’ll take a stroll through the beautiful and historic university campus and learn about the important role that the university has played in Coimbra’s history.
Next, we’ll walk to the Old Cathedral of Coimbra, a beautiful Gothic-style building dating back to the 12th century. You’ll learn about the cathedral’s history and see its impressive architecture, including the ornate portal, the pointed arches, and the ribbed vaults.
After that, we’ll head to the Joanina Library, which is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Inside, you’ll see the ornate decoration, the wooden shelves, and the impressive collection of books.
From there, we’ll walk to the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, an impressive Gothic-style building that is considered one of the main monuments of the city. The monastery has a rich history, and it is also a good example of the transition between the Gothic and the Mudéjar styles.
Finally, we’ll finish the tour at the Praça 8 de Maio, a lively square in the heart of the city, where you can see the locals going about their daily lives and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the city. Here, you’ll learn about the city’s modern development and see the mix of old and new buildings that make Coimbra such a unique and exciting place to visit.