Núcleo da Cidade Muralhada/Torre de Almedina
Arco de Almedina
Long a Moorish stronghold and for a century the seat of Portugal's kings, Coimbra's upper town rises quickly and picturesquely from the...
Palácio de Sub Ripas
Up Rua Sub Ripas in Coimbra's upper town is the grand Manueline doorway of the early-16th-century Palácio de Sub Ripas; its Renaissance...
Núcleo da Guitarra e do Fado de Coimbra/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 ancient city walls. The poet António...
Fado ao Centro
At the bottom of the old town, this friendly fado centre is a good place to introduce yourself to the genre. There's a performance every...
Tapas Nas Costas
The 'hot spot' about town at the time of research, this sophisticated tapas joint delivers delicious tapas. Decor is stylish, as are...
Pátio do Castilho · interesting places nearby
Núcleo da Cidade Muralhada/Torre de Almedina information
Housed in the medieval tower directly above the Arco de Almedina, this historical museum displays a plaster reproduction of Coimbra’s old-town layout, complete with castle. A multilingual audiovisual presentation takes you step by step around the 2km of walls.There's an exhibition and city views upstairs, but the real fun is looking down through the matacães (embrasures), through which hot oil was traditionally poured on enemies below.