Family Entertainment Walking Tour in Coimbra, Coimbra

Coimbra has some great and unique attractions for families with kids. The most popular is Portugal dos Pequenitos, which means "Portugal for the little ones." There are beautiful gardens, beaches and museums in Coimbra that are interesting for families. Take this self-guided tour to visit family friendly attractions in Coimbra.
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Family Entertainment Walking Tour in Coimbra Map

Guide Name: Family Entertainment Walking Tour in Coimbra
Guide Location: Portugal » Coimbra (See other walking tours in Coimbra)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: vickyc
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Academic Museum

1) Academic Museum (must see)

The Academic Museum represents the spirit of this Portuguese 'Oxford' city. It is housed in the building of the ancient college of St. Jerome. It was created by professors of the Academic Association. There are famous Coimbra fado music instruments on display. Fado is a type of traditional music that originated in Coimbra. You can see also records, photographs and other documents relating to studies in Coimbra. There are plaster figurines caricaturing some famous local persons. There...   view more
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Casa Museu Bissaya Barreto

2) Casa Museu Bissaya Barreto (must see)

Casa Museu Bissaya Barreto is a fascinating little museum located near the Botanical Garden. It is open from 3 to 5 pm. It offers a unique and really interesting experience as there are some different things to see. Bissaya Barreto was a surgeon from Coimbra, as well as a scholar and a man passionate about fine arts. His wonderful 19th-century mansion was transformed into a museum. His house is full of Portuguese sculptures and paintings, Chinese porcelain and other fine art...   view more
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Botanical Garden

3) Botanical Garden (must see)

The Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra (Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Coimbra) was founded in 1772-1774 and it was integrated in the Natural History Museum established by the Marquis of Pombal. The place for the Hortus Botanicus was chosen by the vice-chancellor of the University of Coimbra (Francisco de Lemos) and it was part of the farm of S. Bento's College, located at the Ursulinas Valley. The area of the Garden, which has been enlarged, reaches the 13 hectares it...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Parque Verde do Mondego

4) Parque Verde do Mondego

Parque Verde do Mondego is a park on the bank of the river completely dedicated to leisure. It is a nice place to go with children. The entrance to the park starts from the terraces, built on a wooden platform over the river. There are different activities for kids, for example, they can ride small motor cars or play in the playground, equipped with the most modern toys. You can visit many pavilions in the park with temporary art exhibitions. There are cafes with seats on the terraces and you...   view more
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Pedro and Ines Footbridge

5) Pedro and Ines Footbridge (must see)

The Pedro e Inês bridge is a footbridge opened in 2007 in the University town of Coimbra. It is designed by Cecil Balmond. Spanning the Rio Modego, the 600 ft structure marks the city's first footbridge and has become locally known as the "bridge that doesn't meet." The bridge is called Pedro E Ines in reference to one of Portugal's greatest love stories." Pedro, the Crown Prince of Portugal in fourteenth century was wed to Queen Constance of Castile. He fell in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Portugal dos Pequenitos

6) Portugal dos Pequenitos (must see)

Portugal dos Pequenitos is a theme park translated as Portugal for the Little Ones. The nation's masterpiece of art, architecture and folklore are made in miniature sets. It was built by Professor Dr. Bissaya Barreto and architect Cassiano Branco. It is dedicated to children of all ages and they can learn there while playing. There are monuments made in small sizes and installed in the playgrounds for kids; the most significant buildings are made small so that kids can enter and explore....   view more

Walking Tours in Coimbra, Portugal

Create Your Own Walk in Coimbra

Create Your Own Walk in Coimbra

Creating your own self-guided walk in Coimbra is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nightlife Walking Tour in Coimbra

Nightlife Walking Tour in Coimbra

Coimbra is the Portuguese Oxford and its student population guarantees an energetic nightlife. The majority of bars are located around the Old Cathedral. There are always many students and professors drinking and entertaining. In the bars, you will hear late-night fado, a famous Portuguese guitar. This self-guided tour will lead you to the hottest nightspots in Coimbra.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Museums Walking Tour in Coimbra

Museums Walking Tour in Coimbra

Coimbra is a very old city with a rich past and history. The oldest university in Europe was established here and that is why there are several museums in the city that are related to science. The scientific museums are of great importance there and display rare collections. Take this self-guided tour to visit the most popular museums in Coimbra.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
North of Coimbra Walking Tour

North of Coimbra Walking Tour

A walk through the northern part of Coimbra offers diverse attractions such as architectural sights, a unique cafe, art gallery and a great shopping experience. You can see some old, beautiful churches and palaces. This self-guided tour will lead you to the attractions found in the north of Coimbra.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Churches Walking Tour in Coimbra

Churches Walking Tour in Coimbra

There are many magnificent and old churches in Coimbra. The buildings of the cathedrals and churches represent the most splendid architecture of Europe: Baroque, Renaissance, Rococo. The interior of these churches are very richly ornate by the works of art: paintings of the greatest European artists, sculptures and other art. This self-guided tour will lead you to the beautiful churches and cathedrals of Coimbra.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The old capital of Portugal, Coimbra is a riverfront city rich in history and architecture. Home to the historic University of Coimbra, many of the local landmarks are in one way or another associated with it. To see these and other prominent sights of Coimbra, follow this orientation walk and enjoy!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km