Coimbra First capital of the kingdom, in the time of our first monarchs, for almost two centuries, it gained new prominence with the foundation of the University in 1290, which provided the formation of a urban core full of remarkable buildings.
Visiting Coimbra is revisiting the past, witnessing the life and joy of the present.
Did you know that … • the city of Coimbra was the capital of Portugal for more than a Century (between 1131 and 1255)?; • that there are bats in the Joanina Library and that they play a fundamental role in keeping books, as the bats eat the paper-eating insects?; • Rainha Santa Isabel is the patron saint of Coimbra? and that she always had a strong connection with the city? After being crowned queen, she went to live in Coimbra, in 1282, where she was the protagonist of the famous "Miracle of the Roses"?
Visit Coimbra, an old, effervescent city that has a young population with a lot to teach and show us.