What to do in Coimbra

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Coimbra Attractions

Eager to know the best things to do in Coimbra? Rich history, appetizing local food and a diverse range of spectacular attractions are just a taste of what's in store. Get ready to pack your bags and discover the secrets of this bustling city.

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What to do in Coimbra

Free Things to Do in Coimbra

There's no need to dig deep into your pockets in Coimbra. The following won't cost a penny.

Museu da Cidade Edifício Chiado - See if there are any special exhibitions or guided tours on at this interesting museum.

CAV - This is a must-visit for culture vultures eager to add an artistic flourish to their escape.

Velha Universidade - Stop at this modern landmark and be inspired by its unique design.

Torre de Anto - If you're curious about the days of old, this is one attraction you ought not to miss.

Núcleo da Cidade Muralhada/Torre de Almedina - Spend some time in this buzzing area and imagine life as a local.

Biblioteca Joanina - Stop here for a while and learn about the importance of this place to the local community.

Santa Cruz Church - Whatever your beliefs, this site will invoke a sense of reverence.

Jardim Botanico - If you like working in your garden, this attraction will captivate your green thumb.

Things to Do in Coimbra with Kids

There's fun for the entire family no matter where you go in Coimbra. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can do together that are sure to make your break memorable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Coimbra on a sunny day?
What to do in Coimbra on a rainy day?
What should I not miss in Coimbra?
To really experience this destination’s flavor, be sure to check out these unmissable sights:

  • Portugal dos Pequenitos
  • Old Cathedral of Coimbra
  • Santa Cruz Church

Are there cheap things to do in Coimbra?
What can you do in Coimbra for free?
Your time away in Coimbra needn’t cost a bundle with free attractions like these on offer:

  • Santa Cruz Church
  • Coimbra University
  • CAV
  • Biblioteca Joanina

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