Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra

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  • We liked both for modern and well organized for the works on display, as well as for the Organization of visit. Recommended
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  • Former Museum of Coimbra, fully refurbished and modernised (2012). The Museum has a main body, modern building, where you will find most of your collection: hundreds of works of art, painting, sculpture, archeology, jewellery, etc., and two more spaces, the former Bishop's Palace and the Roman cryptoportico. Even if you don't like a lot of museums, will walk around it with some taste.
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  • This is spectacular. A world class musuem, beautifully created, curated, designed. Even if you're not generally interested in sculpture, you should really visit. An incredibly beautiful collection. On...  more »
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  • This is spectacular. A world class musuem, beautifully created, curated, designed. Even if you're not generally interested in sculpture, you should really visit. An incredibly beautiful collection. One of the jewels of Europe. This should be a must visit whilst in Coimbra.
  • The underground Roman ruins alone may be worth the price of entry, but the highlight is the sculpture collection that spans multiple centuries and styles - it is honestly astounding. Even the museum restaurant is great (don't miss the lunch buffet). Presentation all around is excellent, and being much less crowded than the main attractions in Lisbon and even Coimbra it was so nice to enjoy the art on display in a tranquil environment. Easily one of my favorite experiences in Portugal.
  • Very interesting grand museum. Attracts many tourists and is worth the visit. Beautiful building too
  • One of Portugal's most interesting museum built on the ruins of an old Roman forum. The restaurant, Loggia, has splendid views of the city and great food.
  • A very good selection of religious sculptures, paintings, and artifacts. One can tell that they have groomed their collection to only show the best.

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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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