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  2. Coimbra
  3. University of Coimbra

Coimbra: Historic Old Town Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 271652
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Visit the main architectural highlights of the ancient city of Coimbra on this 3-hour private walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. See the UNESCO-listed university, the magnificent library, and two beautiful churches.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the oldest university in Portugal, established in 1290
  • Visit the Romanesque Cathedral and its mix of architectural styles
  • Enter the Church of Santa Cruz, restored and rebuilt over the years
Full description
Visit the ancient downtown of Coimbra on this 3-hour private walking tour. With a tour guide just for you, delve into the history and culture of this historical city. Begin at the Old Royal Palace, which later became the University of Coimbra, the oldest university in Portugal (established in 1290). See why this university has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Then, admire the beauty of the Royal Chapel of St. Michael and let yourself be enchanted by the fantastic world of books at the Joanine Library, which houses 56,000 volumes.  

Then, head to the Old Cathedral of Coimbra, a Romanesque structure with some Gothic and Renaissance modifications, with one of the most beautiful cloisters. Pass by Arco de Almedina, part of a solid medieval wall that now marks the entrance into the old part of Coimbra. End your visit at the Church of Santa Cruz, where the first 2 kings of Portugal are buried.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • University of Coimbra entrance
  • Old Cathedral entrance
  • Santa Cruz Church entrance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Iron Gate of the University, at the crossroads of R. de Sao Pedro and Largo Porta Ferrea.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and stairs.
Organized by

Gonçalo Lopes Walking Tours

Product ID: 271652