The Medieval Coimbra: a Walk from Cloisters to Gardens

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 5 km
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Duration 2h 30m
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Learn the rich history of the enchanting Coimbra with this self-guided audio tour
  • Climb a medieval tower and ring the bell as would a watcher on the wall do
  • See the library building that looks more like a palace or a temple celebrating Wisdom
  • Taste crúzios, a regional sweet of monastic origin, in a café housed in a church building
  • Explore a collection of specimen from all around the world in the Botanical Garden
Start off exploring the heart of Coimbra with this compelling in-app audio tour! Our journey begins in Baixa, the old town. Сenturies ago, it used to be the place where 'simple people' lived, as well as merchants and artisans. You'll proceed to Largo da Portagem, the main square of Coimbra, and then marvel at the actual Medieval House – an excellent and rare example of a private house from the 15th century. Travel deeper in time and visit the oldest religious sites in town, where now rises the modest Church of St. Bartholomew and the imposing Romanesque Church of Santiago. Passing by the Monastery of Santa Cruz, you will listen to the story of the kingdom of Portugal and its first kings who found their eternal rest there. If you need to take a break, the tour will give you a hint about a unique café located inside a former church. Your next destination is Alta – a space initially occupied by clergymen and nobles and later by students. It's dominated by the medieval Almedina Tower that once was a part of the mighty Castle of Coimbra and now houses a museum. Besides, you'll meet Tricana here, the local folkloric character. The rest of the tour is dedicated to peaceful green gardens that belong to the University of Coimbra. You will also find the location of some of Coimbra's best museums and decide which one you would like to visit.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Tips on the best cafés and restaurants with the local cuisine
  • Short overview of the local museums and their collections
  • Headphones — you should bring your own
  • Entrance tickets to attractions — you can visit them on your own
  • Food and drinks at your own expense
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Largo da Portagem
Largo da Portagem
Португалия, Coimbra
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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