At the region Center, about 90 minutes from Porto and 120 minutes from Lisbon, lies the City of Coimbra. This City deserves to be visited by all it’s charm and history.
The University of Coimbra is the country’s oldest and one of the oldest in Europe. Where is Barque Library, one of the most original European libraries to Baroque.
Coimbra is situated on the hill of the River Mondego. This City is known for it’s Tuna Academica Coimbra University, The Fado of Coimbra, the Romans Ruins Conimbriga, by it’s Gardens, among others.
Coimbra is also called “Student City” or “City of Knowledge”. In 2003 was the National Capital of Culture. The Monastery of Santa Clara, was awarded of Europa Nostra award in 2010.