You do not need to be university to visit Coimbra and know the "city of students", as it is known. Take a walk through the city and soak up the atmosphere of academic traditions, observe the many student residences (republics), the robes torn and the old university. Who knows? Perhaps one day you will end up studying here! If you enjoy canoeing, don't miss the opportunity to rowing on Mondego river. But if you prefer more sports alternative, then Serra da Lousã is the place to practice everything related to mountaineering and adventure. Oh, and don't forget: there are academic festivities throughout the year, with very few interruptions.

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Attraction tip

centro histórico, Universidad

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Susana,

Wed 27 Aug 2014

Budget meal tip

le petit restaurant sur la petite place du centre (rua paço do conde) ..une vieille dame et sa fille etudiante en histoire agee de 22 ans se sont mis en quatre pour nous recevoir un dimanche soir...apres des echanges difficiles mais aides d'internet..(la fille etait plus que volontaire pour notre accueil) nous avons gouté un plat typique du nord du portugal (region d'origine de la maman)a base de coco rouge, choux, viande de porc fumee et saucisse de sang..accoompagnés de riz blanc ..sans compter les mise en bouches offertes en entree..

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xavier,

Mon 28 Jan 2013