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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  • Relaxing
  • Partying

Green rating

80%

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Pedimos habitación con baño privado, y se nos contestó que no hay para miembro de HiHostelling. Hacía frío y tuvimos que pedir abrigo de cama. Desayuno pobre.

53%

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JOSE ANTONIO,

Thu 20 Nov 2014

Tanya was so helpful with train details, local events etc.

77%

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Siobhan,

Mon 15 Sep 2014