Famous people born in Porto

Famous people born in Porto

In my opinion, knowing the history of a town makes it more interesting and our journey more beautiful. Other than getting information about the touristic attractions it is very important to know something about the persons that were born or  lived here. In this post I’ll present you some famous people born in Porto:  Fernao de Magalhaes (Ferdinand Magellan) I’m sure that few people know that Ferdinand Magellan, the famous navigator, lived and studied in Porto. Also, it is said that M... [ read more ]

Visiting Coimbra on a low budget

Visiting Coimbra on a low budget

For most of those who want to go on vacation in Portugal money is the biggest problem. Sometimes we give up to our trip because we think that the lacks of finances will prevent us from enjoying it. But if you really want to go abroad I recommend you to do all you can to make it happen, because you will regret eventually. If you look hardly on the internet you will see that there are some alternatives to the expensive vacations. For example, you can choose to fly with a low cost company, you ... [ read more ]

Shopping in Coimbra

Shopping in Coimbra

Every time we go in a new place we like to go shopping, in order to buy some souvenirs or other things to remind us about our vacation there. Coimbra makes no exception. Being the third city in Portugal you can imagine that the commercial field is very well developed. Here you will find whatever you like, but it's better for you to know where to go before your arrival. That's why I  will present you some information about shopping in Coimbra. Firstly, you should know that many interesting s... [ read more ]

Nightlife in Coimbra

Nightlife in Coimbra

Coimbra, like most of the cities, transforms during the night. The atmosphere in Coimbra is animated by the great number of students. That because they really know how to have fun. Actually, the fame of the University led to the construction of many bars, restaurants or clubs. Most of these locations are situated around the Old Cathedral, but don't worry the locals are friendly and they will point you the right direction or they even can recommend you a few good bars. Until your arrival here... [ read more ]

Special events in Coimbra

Special events in Coimbra

Coimbra is a beautiful city whenever you decide to visit it. You will see that interesting activities are organized here all year long, from spring to winter. But, regarding that you are not a local, you cannot see all of them. Therefore, I am going to help you with that by presenting you special events in Coimbra. After that you will be able to choose the period of the year that suits you best for visiting this wonderful city. Holy Queen Isabel commemorations The Holy Queen Isabel de Arag... [ read more ]

Top attractions nearby Coimbra

Top attractions nearby Coimbra

Coimbra is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal and it has a lot of attractions both for the locals and the foreigners. However, if the time permits you and if you want to discover even more beautiful things in the central zone of Portugal I recommend you to visit the surroundings of Coimbra. Here you will find many interesting activities and sight-seeing. Therefore, let me present you Top attractions nearby Coimbra:  The Roman ruins of Conimbriga The ruins of Conimbriga are situa... [ read more ]

What to do and see in Coimbra

What to do and see in Coimbra

Despite of the fact that Coimbra is one of the biggest cities in Portugal, it is also a very beautiful location. Certainly one has what to do and see in Coimbra. We talked in the previous posts about the University of Coimbra, the pride of the city, the museums and the churches, but there is much more to visit here. Therefore, I'll present you other interesting objectives that should not be missed during your staying in the city: The Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra The Botani... [ read more ]

Transportation in Coimbra

Transportation in Coimbra

Coimbra is the third city in Portugal, after Lisbon and Porto, having a population of 101,069. That’s why you can imagine that transportation in Coimbra is very well developed. Actually, the city is easily accessible by all modern means of transport, like buses, trolley buses, metro, trains or taxis. Personally, I recommend you to walk along the streets of Coimbra, because they are narrow and cobbled. I assure you that you will not be bored or tired. Tell me, what can be more beautiful tha... [ read more ]

Visiting the museums of Coimbra

Visiting the museums of Coimbra

Coimbra is a very beautiful city, where one cannot be bored. But besides that, there are a lot of cultural attractions that one can see here. In my opinion, visiting the museums of Coimbra is one of the most interesting activities in this town. That because there are many museums, for everyone’s taste, from different fields, like religion, science, physics, zoo, music or technology. In order to convince you of all that, I’ll make a brief description of Coimbra’s museums: The Science M... [ read more ]