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Coimbra is a Portuguese city, capital of the district of Coimbra, with about 105 842 inhabitants. Historically university city, because of the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and the largest in Portugal, founded in 1290 by D. Dinis.
In recent history, the student population of the University has played an important role in being an active defender of the values of freedom and democracy in the face of the dictatorship of the Estado Novo. One of the oldest cities in the country, it was the capital of Portugal before Lisbon, until 1255.
The two banks of Coimbra are bathed by the river Mondego, coming from the Serra da Estrela, in the east-west direction. It is considered one of the most important Portuguese cities, due to infrastructures, organizations and companies installed in it, in addition to its historical importance and privileged geographical position in the center of mainland Portugal, between the cities of Lisbon and Porto.
Main Points of Interest:
> Faculty of Law , the oldest in the country (1290)
> Joanine Library (1717)
> Machado de Castro National Museum | Contact: +351 239 853 070
> Old Cathedral of Coimbra | Contact: +351 239 825 273
> Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha | Contact: +351 239 801 160
> Fado to the Center | Fado House | Contact: +351 239 837 060
> Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra | Contacts : +351 239 855 215
> Portugal dos Pequenitos | Contacts: +351 239 801 170 | +351 239 801 171
> Buracas do Casmilo | Condeixa-a-Nova
> Ruins of Conimbriga | Condeixa | Contact: +351 239 941 177