Sports in Coimbra

Sports in Coimbra

Sports play an important part in the life of the Portuguese and people of Coimbra make no exception. Even if they are not so appreciated as they are in Lisbon or Porto, sports in Coimbra are successful and they have a great tradition. Those who visit the city of Coimbra have many opportunities to watch or to participate in various sports or in other leisure activities. They include football, rugby, athletics, golf or horseback riding. Nevertheless, like in most of Portugal’s cities, ... [ read more ]

A tour of Coimbra’s churches II

A tour of Coimbra’s churches II

As I promised you in my other post, I’ll continue to introduce you into a tour of Coimbra’s churches. I want to do that because I think that you should not leave Coimbra without visiting all or at least a few of the churches and the cathedrals. Trust me, you will not be disappointed! Church of Santa Justa Santa Justa is a monumental church of Coimbra, being one of the most visited objectives by the tourists. The present building was inaugurated in 1724 because the other one was destroy... [ read more ]

A tour of Coimbra's churches

A tour of Coimbra’s churches

Churches are always a great point of attraction for the tourists, no matter if they are orthodoxes, catholics or protestants. The tourists and people in general are attracted by the beauty of their architecture or by their historical importance. There are many lovely churches and cathedrals in Coimbrathat must be visited. The architecture of the buildings include the most beautiful styles, such as Rococo, Renaissance or Baroque, and inside you can see many works of art, like sculptures and pai... [ read more ]

The University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra

Coimbra, this wonderful town in Portugal, is well known for its university, its ceramics and its fado music. It is a very beautiful place regardless the period of the year you visit it. For those who want to come in the town but are not quite sure of this decision, I’ll try to convince them to do that by presenting some information about the University of Coimbra, the main objective of the town.  Generalities about the University If you arrive in Coimbrayou should definitely see the Uni... [ read more ]

Where to eat in Coimbra

Where to eat in Coimbra

Food plays an important role in the life of Portuguese people and that’s why they pay a great attention to what they eat and to the way they prepare the dishes. The locals from Coimbra make no exception and that’s why you should know that eating is not a problem in this town. There are a variety of places where to eat in Coimbra, depending on your budget, your taste or you spirit of adventure. Therefore, you may go eating at restaurants, buffets, cantinas or cafes and you can serve both lo... [ read more ]

Where to stay in Coimbra?

Where to stay in Coimbra?

Once arrived in Coimbra, one of the most important urban centers in Portugal (after Lisbon and Porto, of course), you look for a place to stay. You’ll see that you have a variety of places to choose from, depending on your budget, your taste or your needs. You can stay at hotels, pensions, hostels or even camping-parks. It’s your decision. But for those who didn’t plan a trip yet in this town and they are willing to do it, I can help you make an impression about the local accommodation pla... [ read more ]

The football passion in Lisbon

The football passion in Lisbon

Everybody knows that Lisbonis a wonderful town and that one has many things to see here. But besides its historical value and its beauty, Lisbonhas a great culture of football. The two local teams, Sporting Club and SL Benfica, have very good results both in the national championship and in the international competitions. Therefore, you should not leave Lisbonbefore going to visit the two stadiums. Even if you are a boy or a girl, a football fan or just a watcher of this sport, you will enjoy yo... [ read more ]

Major events that take place in Lisbon in May

Major events that take place in Lisbon in May

Every time we go on a trip in a foreign country we carefully set our itinerary. We do this because we want to see as much as we can during our staying there. For those who choose to come in Portugal this time of year and don't know yet what to visit here I'll present them Major events that take place in Lisbon in May. As you will see, you'll have a lot of events to choose from, depending on your needs and taste. Art events If you are a bookworm then you will be happy to find out that until t... [ read more ]

Transportation in Batalha

Transportation in Batalha

After you found out all you needed about the beauties of Batalha, about its accommodations or restaurants, now it’s time to know something about transportation in Batalha. This information is important in every trip that we take because we have to plan carefully our time. Personally, I prefer strolling when I visit a new place because I do not want to miss anything, but if you prefer cars I’ll help you with that. Therefore, I’ll present you the main transport facilities in and towards Bata... [ read more ]