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Things to do in Coimbra
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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. The 13ha gardens contain plant species from around the world, laid out both logically and aesthetically
Predating Portuguese sovereignty, the castle is a listed National Monument
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.