Set on the banks of River Mondego, the city of Coimbra is known in Portugal for being home to the oldest university in the country. For many years, the school has been the centerpiece of the city but it is not the only impressive thing about Coimbra.

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Before Lisbon, Coimbra was the biggest and capital city of Portugal from the 13th century. And with that long history, there is plenty to be discovered in this city.

15 Best Things to Do and See in Coimbra, Portugal

Admire the University of Coimbra

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The University of Coimbra By Peter K Burian – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, CC

In addition to being the oldest university in Portugal, Coimbra University is also a World Heritage Site. In fact, on 22 June 2013, UNESCO added the university to its World Heritage List.

Its location is also impressive, on top of a hill…

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