Riverside and Tales of Love


All you need to know:

Schedule

Available from February to December, everyday except monday, at 10am or 3pm, upon request of guide’s availability | Duration 2h00

Price

25€ per person | Minimum 2 participants or equivalent value

Meeting Point

Largo da Portagem – find our #Gowalksportugal Coimbra City Tours flag in the garden on the back of the statue

Delve into this Great Opportunity

After trying out this tour, there's no way you won't let yourself fall in love with Coimbra!

Coimbra rests at the shores of the longest river born in Portugal from the highest mountains of Serra da Estrela. Originally known as “Monda”, a name given by the Romans who inhabited the city when it was called “Aeminium”, this water line allowed the city to grow for centuries while enclosing countless myths and love stories that still delights all those who visit it.

During this tour you'll be able to understand the full importance of Rio Mondego: firstly to the Romans, and then during all the Reconquering period - from the XII century on - which paved way to the Kindgom of Portugal!

As we walk through these history filled places you will listen to the myths and love stories sang throughout the centuries by poets, which still today gives Coimbra an unique aura lending it the distinction as the “Portuguese Capital of Love”. You'll hear the story of Rainha Santa, the most beautiful and tragic love story Portugal has ever witnessed: a breathtaking romance between D. Pedro I de Portugal and Inês de Castro (the portuguese version of Romeo and Juliett!).

After trying out this tour, there's no way you won't let yourself fall in love with Coimbra!


Points of Interest

Largo da Portagem City Park “Manuel Braga” Parque Verde do Mondego Pedestrian Bridge “Pedro & Inês” “Praça da Canção” Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery Santa Clara-a-Nova Monastery S. Francis Convent “Portugal dos Pequenitos” Quinta das Lágrimas Gardens (entrance included)

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