Things to do in Coimbra
Castle built to defend Coimbra from the potential reconquest of the region by the Moors. The existing structure dates back to the mid 12th century
Small, simple 11th century castle built to defend against the reconquest of Portugal by the Moors.
Exquisitely ornate Baroque library of the University of Coimbra. Around 250 thousand volumes are contained within this priceless icon of Portuguese culture.
Founded in 1772 by the Marquis of Pombal, the botanical gardens are located in the heart of Coimbra.
Despite its appearance, the Palace do Buçaco is not actually a contemporary of Portugal's other Manueline style masterpieces.