Coimbra is one of the most popular cities in Portugal. The city has several Roman remains and gardens around the Mondego River. From ancient universities to historic attractions, the city offers a number of things to see and do. A cruise along the Mondego River is recommended. The city also has some good museums worth visiting like the Machado de Castro National Museum and the Museum of Science.
There are some wonderful gardens in Coimbra where visitors can see the beauty of nature and relax around. Some good museums in Coimbra include Botanical Garden, Penedo da Saudade, Jardim da Sereia, Parque Manuel Braga, Parque Verde do Mondego, etc. Visitors can spend some time in the city center and walk around to see the beautiful buildings.
When it comes to shopping, Coimbra offers some good options. The medieval center has a number of shops and boutiques. There are several markets in the city where visitors can find a number of things to shop for. The Rua Ferreira Borges, Rua do Quebra Costas, Praca do Comercio, Arco de Almedina and the Mercado D. Pedro V are some good places to shop in the city.
The nearest airport to Coimbra is the Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport in Porto. From the Proto Airport visitors can take taxis or cars to reach Coimbra. The journey takes about 1 hour. Visitors can also take a train from Porto to Coimbra.
There are a few Halal restaurants in Coimbra such as Istanbul Kebab Coimbra, located at Avenida Sa Da Bandeira. There are also a few vegetarian restaurants such as Green Side, Menu Verde, Shanti Café, Mint Leaf - Indian Brasserie, etc.
There is only one mosque in Coimbra, the Mosque of Coimbra located in Quinta da St. Apolonia.