"Coimbra has the oldest..." Coimbra Favorite Tip by Kurt_S.
Coimbra General: 28 reviews and 30 photos
Favorite thing: Coimbra has the oldest university of Portugal and the whole city offers a lot of sights. Beside the interesting churches and beautiful parks,there is a wonderful breathtaking library in the university on top of the hill. The 50.000 students are the main reason why the life in the city is so relaxed. It offers an open atmosphere, although the student traditions are visible almost everywhere. Especially when you see the students walking around in their 'uniforms'. Even today they wear clothes as they were worn hundreds of years ago and from which you can learn a lot about the person wearing them. Provided you know the secrets behind them. Go there and find it out! Talk to people and enjoy the politeness and kindness of the Portuguese people.