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One of Europe's oldest university towns. Besides the lovely university, there are exquisite botanical gardens.

The city is known for its distinctive singing style. It has kept its secular academic traditions, as seen in the black-caped students, in the soulful tones of the “fado de Coimbra” (traditional song sung to the sound of guitars by the students). While in Coimbra, be sure to stop by a tavern and listen to plaintive Fado music

Overlooking the city is the university, with its old tower and a sumptuous Baroque library. 16 km to the south, lies Conímbriga, the most important Roman remains in Portugal.

Our car hire arrangements, throughout Portugal are, like the Portugese, relaxed but efficient. To find out more about Coimbra rentals simply click on the button.


Coimbra car hire drop off and pick up locations

Location Address
Ed. Tricana
R.Padre Estevao Cabral
Location Information

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Coimbra's rich heritage of Roman relics and its academic air contain great experiences in wines and food, as well as great accommodation. Our Coimbra rental office will help you get mobile so you can travel the countryside at your own pace, and discover its charms.

Getting oriented in Portugal

Portugal is compact and that makes it easy to get a taste of all of its parts. The North, however, is the scenic stronghold. Along the Minho the country is green, damp, and often startling in its ways and customs; and the sensational gorge and valley of the Douro River, followed along its course by the railway, off which antiquated branch lines edge into remote Trás-os-Montes. And if it's monuments you're after, the centre of the country, and above all, Coimbra and Évora - retain a faded grandeur.

Enjoy Coimbra, so old and so young

Portugal's brightest youth comes to Coimbra to the university, this gives the ancient place a delightful buzz of youthful energy.

Coimbra University is one of the oldest in Europe, founded in Lisbon in 1290, and then transferred to here in 1537. The University buildings are on a hill overlooking the city. This is a great place to visit . . . you enter the old part of the University through an Iron Gate, inside the gate is the enormous University Patio, with a large statute of João III.

Beside the gate, to the left when entering, you will see the long low palace wing. The University Library is in the far-left corner, take the tour that is provided . . . you'll be delighted. It is fascinating, very large and very old.

If you're here in the end of April or beginning of May make it a point to see the students singing Fado and burning their ribbons at the end of the school year.

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