Coimbra, the ancient capital of Portugal, is one step beyond the Quinta’s gates, offering a thousand years of history, countless artistic treasures, and one of the world’s oldest universities. Coimbra is also a city of poets, of scholars and students, and of Fado, that nostalgic tune that is the mirror image of Portugal. Halfway between Lisbon and Porto, Coimbra is an indispensable stop for all those who travel in search of the real Portugal.
Coimbra’s surrounding region is so rich in monuments and cultural traditions that it deserves a thorough visit. Around the city you’ll find Roman ruins, white sand beaches, semi-virgin mountains, nature reserves, castles, and convents.
“The most luxurious place to stay in all the Beiras” - FROMMER´S
Note: Credits photos - ARPT Centro de Portugal