Praca Oito de Maio, Coimbra

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Praca Oito de Maio is located in Coimbra. Make Praca Oito de Maio a centerpiece of your Coimbra vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Coimbra online travel route planner .
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  • What is great about this square is its authentic character: the buildings are old and not yet refurbished so the facades look antique. The Santa Cruz church itself has a manueline beautiful portal, pa...  more »
  • This square leads to many places of interest. The Santa Cruz Church is here and beside it the Santa Cruz cafe. From here you can go to the beautiful University of Coimbra, the Botanical Gardens and mu...  more »
  • The Town Hall and the Church of Santa Cruz is a busy square worthy of being seen. The Church of the Holy Cross costs 2' €50 and has a quite striking cloister. From this square we can down any main streets of trade or restaurants until you reach the river.
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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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