We are sure you have already heard of the city of Coimbra… but what do you really know about one of the most ancient cities in Europe?!
Coimbra was founded by the Romans, near one of their most important towns, Conímbriga, occupied by the Visigoths and by the muslims, before being taken back during the Reconquista. Some centuries later, it was even held temporarily by Napoleonic troops!
All of these cultures left behind traces of their previous occupants, which can be seen in the narrow streets and the city’s many remnants of medieval architecture. However, it is also a city full of new life and movement, being home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, with origins traced back to the 13th century, and is today Portugal’s most international university, with almost 10% of its students being foreigners.
Come visit this city where the past and present come together, and students, the Fado and “Saudade” go hand in hand to build a brighter future!
We will also visit Conímbriga, an old roman town that was once the most important city of this area, and is today one of the biggest and most diverse archaeological sites in the country!
Note 1: This Event is exclusive for Erasmus Life Lisboa Cardholders.
Note 2: Make sure you book your place as soon as possible as all events have limited places.
- Entry and Guided Tour of the University of Coimbra and it's Library
- Guided Tour of the Sé Velha (Old Cathedral)
- Jardim da Sereia (Mermaid Garden) and free time for lunch
- Entry in the Conímbriga Roman Ruins
- Transportation by private bus
- Travel insurance