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Ranked #1 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
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Category: Libraries; Cultural

Joanina Library The Joanina Library is located at Paco das Escolas at the University of Coimbra. It is considered as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. It was... more »

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Ranked #2 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Owner description: Fado ao Centro is a Cultural Association of Fado from Coimbra, opened from Monday to Sunday (10am to 7pm). Located in the... more » Owner description: Fado ao Centro is a Cultural Association of Fado from Coimbra, opened from Monday to Sunday (10am to 7pm). Located in the historical center of Coimbra (Rua Quebra Costas),the entrance to the photo exhibition about Coimbras University tradition & informations are for free. Also have Fado shows everyday, with a recreation of a Live Serenade, that everyone can experience for a small amount of money! A magical space with a unique atmosphere were you can find the most genuine and traditional Fado from Coimbra everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Only the best musicians of the city play in Fado ao Centro and they are selected according to the highest standards of this 160 year old tradition. Even if you can't witness the concert, don't miss the oportunity to visit our space and get to know a little bit more about Fado from Coimbra. There are always musicians playing and rehearsing so you can change experiences and learn more about the Portuguese Guitar and this unique musical tradition. Bewtween 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. we have the "Afternoon Rehearsals" with our regular musicians. You can always pass by, watch them play and anyone that want's to bring their own instrument is also welcome to join! At 6:00 p.m. we start our daily 50 minute long concert of Fado from Coimbra. If you are interested in attending our concert, we strongly advise you to make a reservation in order to ensure your seat. We don't serve any kind of food, so we are totally committed to the concert itself, enabling a genuine atmosphere and unique cultural and musical experience in Coimbra! Following the work that has been held by this Cultural Association, you'll find different exclusive editions of books, CDs and DVDs related to Fado from Coimbra. Fado ao Centro(R) is, undoubtedly, a place to visit in Coimbra! « less
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Ranked #3 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
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Category: Museums

Museu de Machado de Castro The Museu de Machado de Castro is located at Largo Doutor José Rodrigues, 3000-236. It occupies the place where 2000 years ago there was a Roman forum... more »

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Ranked #4 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
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Ranked #5 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural

For those who want to visit the University in Coimbra with it's magnificant library, please be advised that entrance for the library is by reservation only. There usually are... more »

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Ranked #6 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

Old Cathedral The Old Cathedral is located at Largo Sé Velha. In Portuguese it is called the Se Velha and it is one of the most important Romanesque churches in Portugal. The... more »

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Ranked #7 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural

Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha The Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha is located at Rua das Parreiras-Santa Clara. The Abbess Doña Mor Dias was the person who founded the convent... more »

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Ranked #8 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Monastery of Santa Cruz The Monastery of Santa Cruz is located at Praça 8 de Maio, 3. Today it is a National Monument. It is also called the National Pantheon because the first... more »

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Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

Monastery of Santa Clara a Nova The Monastery of Santa Clara a Nova is located at Alto de Santa Clara. When the River Mondego inundated the old Monastery of the Poor Claire Nuns... more »

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Ranked #20 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Category: Forests; Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
Category: Museums
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Ranked #28 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
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Ranked #29 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
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Ranked #30 of 40 attractions in Coimbra
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