After this tour, you will know why “Coimbra has more charm when it’s time to say goodbye”!
While Coimbra has only been classified as World Heritage in 2013, when both its monuments as well as traditions have been recognized by UNESCO (a specialized agency of the UN for Education, Science and Culture), it's safe to say that this city – also known as the “City of Knowledge” - holds unexpected surprises at each corner either by the unique beauty of its historical buildings or even the singular aura lend by a student life filled with centuries of tradition!
During this walking tour through the Historical Center of Coimbra we will discover the different reasons that allowed for such classification, going from the Downtown to the Uptown while we unveil its importance in the History of Portugal and the material and immaterial values within the classified perimeter. This visit, conducted by residents of Coimbra and former students of the oldest institution in the Country – the University – will make you fall in love for this city and feel yourself as part of the academic traditions as someone who had already lived them intensely!
Avoid lines and last-minute disappointments: guarantee your entrances in the beautiful joanina library by reserving this tour with us in advance and don’t worry about a thing!
Available every day of the year except 25th December, 1st January and 1st Sunday of May
Available from 1 to 10 participants – this is not a private tour! If you wish to request a private tour, we’ll be glad to welcome you (please see our Tailored Tours for Customized & Private Services).
Largo da Portagem • Medieval House of Coimbra • Praça do Comércio • Downtown Coimbra • Santa Cruz Church • Rua da Sofia • Medieval Walls and Towers • University’s of Coimbra Pólo I (Chímico, Antigo Colégio de Jesus, Largo D. Dinis, Escadas Monumentais, Repúblicas Estudantis, Aqueduto de S. Sebastião, Jardim Botânico, Alta Modernista do Estado Novo, Paço das Escolas)
University of Coimbra
Paço das Escolas route including the Joanina Library • Level 4 • Academic Prison • Via Latina • Sala dos Capelos • Sala das Armas • Sala do Exame Privado • Panoramic balconies over the Historical Center of Coimbra.
Go Walks Portugal expert guiding services, entrance in the Church of Santa Cruz, entrance in the University’s of Coimbra Royal Palace (with its Arms Room, Yellow Room, Capelos Room, Balconies and Private Exam Room), St Michael Chapel and Joanina Library (with its Academic Prison, Middle Level and Royal Floor), insurances and VAT