Café Santa Cruz
Igreja de Santa Cruz
From the trendy shops outside, this church plunges you back to Portugal's past. Step through the Renaissance porch and flamboyant...
Jardim da Manga
Torre de Anto
On Rua Sub Ripas in Coimbra's upper town is the Torre de Anto, a tower that once formed part of the town walls.
A 14th-century chapel transformed into candlelit cocktail lounge, this regularly hosts the city's most renowned fado musicians. The...
Restaurante Jardim da Manga
Student-friendly and tailored to tight budgets, this cafeteria-style restaurant serves up tasty meat and fish dishes, with pleasant...
Praça 8 de Maio · interesting places nearby
Café Santa Cruz information
Few cafes in Portugal offer such an atmospheric backdrop. The interior, set in a dramatically beautiful high-vaulted former chapel, features stained-glass windows, graceful stone arches, and a Ché mosaic where the altar would have been, while the outdoor patio area affords one of the city's best vantage points over Praça 8 de Maio. Popular with tourists and locals alike, the cafe has regular free fado. You'll pay a bit extra for the atmosphere, but it's worth it.