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An Impressive Entry Point Into Coimbra

Largo da Portagem translates to an open area being the entrance to the City and that is exactly... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Entrance to the old city

Located right at the river this is a great place to start exploring the city. There are shops and... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Largo da Portagem translates to an open area being the entrance to the City and that is exactly what it is. Shiny white marble and stone on a sunny day, with various roads leading off, plus restaurants and shops around the edge. The perfect place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Located right at the river this is a great place to start exploring the city. There are shops and restaurants around the square.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I’ll say this is the start point of city centre depending on which way you look at it. Since we were coming from walking across the bridge. We walked through the city centre to the other side and walked around and checked out the gift...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

It is always illuminating to visit an old city of culture. The Largo da Portagem, surrounded by the river on one side and by narrow streets on the other side, is worth a slow walk. On top of the hill, the buildings of the University,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Excellent place from which to start exploring Coimbra as easy access to lifts higher levels. Gardens and statue of Joaquim Antonio de Aguiar to admire.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

If you go to Coimbra, This is where you should start doing your touring. You don't really need a tour guide to do this. As any other european city, just wander around. You will love its little streets. This tiny square is the door to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

This square is great for an ice cream or pastry and coffee, while meandering about in the quaint shops, enjoying the street musicians, and taking in the sun. I loved just perching on a bench and watching life go by. Our brief visit included a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

we stayed in the other side of the bridge and when we passed the bridge we bumped into this charming place full with yellow flowers

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

It's the main square as well as the center of the city of Coimbra in Portugal and it's quite beautiful. There is a beautiful monument surrounded by gardens which first captures your attention. But in this square is one of the architectural symbols of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Visiting Coimbra may be tiring, up and down, so this place is excellent for a coffee break in one of the multiple coffee shops where we may try some of the local/traditional sweets. While enjoying an expresso it is rather lovely to observe the everyday...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Disabled parking in central Coimbra (2 Replies)
Does anyone know if there are any disabled parking spaces near the Largo da Portagem in the centre of Coimbra?
June 01, 2017|
Response fromRebelat61|
Thanks. I probably won't be able to find out until I arrive...but I could always drop my disabled passenger off there and park elsewhere.
Sebastopol, California
Coimbra to Conimbriga Update (10 Replies)
Just returned from a day at Conimbriga. If you have ANY interest in Roman history, this is a must do. The floor mosaics are outstanding and many can be viewed from less than a foot away. There were nine buses out from Coimbra today, with three returns, so you do have to plan, but it is not difficult. Buses (Transdev line) leave from just outside Coimbra A station. Walk out of the front doors and look about half block ahead and to your right..next to the river. Several lines leave from the...More
April 20, 2018|
Response fromVinBlanc70|
Correction: only three buses go each week day.