Coimbra district

Coimbra district – History, tradition, landscape, 3 precious trumps

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To see Coimbra district in general

My favorites:

*** Not to be missed:
Coimbra

 ** Very interesting
Conimbriga
Piódão
   Aldeias de Xisto

  * Interesting:
Figueira da Foz
Góis
Lousã
Montemor-o-Velho
With time:
​      ArganilAvôCoja, Penacova, Penela

My visits:

Coimbra

Coimbra
Coimbra

The capital of romance, Coimbra has much to show to the visitors.

The library of the University is something not to be missed, and, if your visit coincides with any student event, then, be prepared… life is a feast!

​Standing halfway between Lisbon and Porto, it is common to make Coimbra an overnight stop.

Coja

Coja
Coimbra district – Coja

I was taken to Coja by some friends, in a trip across the central area of Portugal.

I must confess that I had passed there more than a dozen times without stopping.

Not anymore.

​Coja became a perfect place for a break in any kind of trips in the area, and, next time, I know what to search for, and where.

Conímbriga

Conímbriga
Conímbriga

A few minutes’ drive south of Coimbra, Conímbriga is an ancient Roman city, which has been revealed. It is the best archaeological work of the Roman ruins in Portugal, and the mosaics are really worth a visit.

Figueira da Foz

Figueira da Foz
Figueira da Foz

Figueira da Foz is the most cosmopolitan of the beaches on the west coast. A long and wide beach, a good port guaranteeing fresh fish, and lots of entertainment in high season attract many visitors.

Góis

Góis
Coimbra district – Góis

The cities in the interior have made a great effort to modernize, and, in this aspect, Góis has an advantage over its neighbor and competitor Arganil. Well-kept town, the river very well used, and luxuriant landscape are the great assets.

Lousã

Talasnal
Coimbra district – Talasnal

Also with difficult access to the interior, Penela and Lousã move forward with determination but with care to preserve the traditional image of small villages, of which Talasnal will perhaps be the best example.

Montemor-o-Velho

Montemor-o-Velho
Montemor-o-Velho

Surrounded by a sea of ​​rice fields, Montemor-o-Velho stands out on a hill where the silhouette of the castle is clearly visible in the distance. An easy and interesting visit for those traveling between Coimbra and Figueira da Foz.

Penacova

Lorvão - Penacova
Mosteiro do Lorvão

It is in the surrounding area that we find the best attractions of Penacova, with a river beach taking advantage of the Mondego River. The Livraria do Mondego is an interesting geological accident, and a visit to the Lorvão monastery is recommended.

Piódão

Piódão
Coimbra district – Piódão

Piódão is so remote and hard to reach that its visit demands, at least four hours from Coimbra.

However, it is so beautiful that, if you have the needed time, a car, and guts to face the narrow winding roads, you should consider the visit.

Piódão is a lost gem, something tight to the past, preserved by and for tourism, and a couple of kilometers away, don’t skip Foz de Égua.

​A must see, indeed!

Praia de Mira

Praia de Mira
Praia de Mira . Coimbra district

Coimbra is not a district that stands out for its beaches, but Figueira da Foz is not alone – Praia de Mira joins an immense sandy beach with an adjacent lake, with good conditions for water sports,

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