Coimbra and Aveiro
AVEIRO – as described in TOURS – AVEIRO
Mealhada – to savor the famous suckling pig from Bairrada
COIMBRA – surrounded by history, Coimbra is considered to the Portugal’s cultural and intellectual hub. The Coimbra region is a timeless destination that has inspired many poets, writers and artists, a long tradition of soulful fado serenades and a legacy of academic rituals.
At the highest point of the city you will find the prestigious University of Coimbra and its majestic 18th century library, as well as the Botanical Garden. In this privileged location you will also be able to visit the 16th century “Sé Nova” (New Cathedral) and the famous National Museum of Machado de Castro.
Sights to visit:
Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha;
Quinta das Lágrimas;
The Penedo da Saudade;
The Sebastian Aqueduct;
National Pantheon / Santa Cruz church;
The Patio of the Inquisition;
Sé Velha (Old Cathedral);
Sé nova (New Cathedral);
Portugal dos Pequenitos - History and Architecture of Portugal and the world in miniature
To visit Coimbra in detail the tour must leave and return from Lisbon (detour for lunch in Mealhada)