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Coimbra

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The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal. Developed over several centuries, the city has several historical buildings with impressive architecture on the east bank of Rio Mondeg. The cafe and bar scene make Coimbra lively, and the city also supports intellectual and political influences. The presence of both forces creates a special bohemian atmosphere in the historical center. Live music often fills the streets, especially during the Queima das Fitas, a festival in early May. Use our Portugal family vacation planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Coimbra.
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Where to stay in Coimbra

Indulge in the medieval splendor of Coimbra by booking a hotel in the city's historical hilltop and hillside central area, which is home to the majority of its hotels and guesthouses. By staying right in the middle of the Old Town, you'll have medieval monasteries, Renaissance homes, and Baroque halls right at your doorstep. You'll also be within walking distance of the city's famed university complex. Alternatively, try staying in one of the center's youth hostels, which offer shared rooms, lockers, breakfast, and a comfortable bed at a fraction of the cost of an upscale hotel. These accommodations also give you a good base from which you can experience the city's student-fueled nightlife. To get away from the mainstream tourist center a bit, opt for a hotel or bed and breakfast in the quieter residential neighborhoods east of the university.
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