Parque Verde do Mondego


At the base of the old town, this park extends from Parque Dr Manuel Braga along the riverfront. It has wooden walkways as well as a giant green bear and kids' playgrounds. A pedestrian bridge, the 275m-long Peter and Inês Bridge, spans the Rio Mondego.

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1. Parque Dr Manuel Braga

0.21 MILES

A great spot for a restorative timeout, this tranquil riverside park was planned by the landscape gardener Jacinto de Matos in the 1920s. Amidst its tree…

2. Convento de Santa Clara-a-Velha

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This Gothic convent was founded in 1330 by the saintly Queen Isabel, Dom Dinis’ wife; it served as her final resting place until flooding forced her to be…

3. Jardim Botânico

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A serene place to catch your breath, the lovely university-run botanic garden sits in the shadow of the 16th-century Aqueduto de São Sebastião. Founded by…

4. Prisão Acadêmica

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This former prison for misbehaving students sits in the basement of the Biblioteca Joanina. Originally located beneath the Sala dos Capelos, it was later…

5. Biblioteca Joanina

0.35 MILES

The university's baroque library is Coimbra's headline sight. Named after King João V, who sponsored its construction between 1717 and 1728, it features a…

6. Statue of João III

0.36 MILES

Lording it over the main university square, King João III turns his back to the sweeping city views behind him and faces his great centre of learning. It…

7. Universidade de Coimbra

0.37 MILES

Coimbra's Unesco-listed university, one of the world's oldest, was originally founded in Lisbon in 1290. It was subsequently relocated several times…

8. Capela de São Miguel

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Part of the main university complex, this ornate 16th-century chapel has a brightly painted ceiling, lavish tilework, Manueline features and a gilded 18th…