Eat and Drink in Coimbra

Coimbra is often termed the old university town of Portugal, with a history predating the Romans. Situated on the hills sloping down to the river Mondego, it is divided between Cidade Alta and Cidade Baixa; the High and Low City. The presence of the university makes Coimbra a hotspot for cutlure, reflected in its many bars, restaurants and cafés.

The unique heritage and culture of Coimbra transfers to the cooking and cuisine which is very distinct from other regions of Portugal. The local produced wines are the perfect complement to all of the delicious foods. As Coimbra is predominantly a university town, meals especially at lunch, offer exceptional value.

Coimbra has a lively nightlife and fabulous restaurants and is worthy of at least a night’s stay even for those visitors on a limited time frame. As a tourist destination Coimbra will appeal to wide selection of visitors; it crammed with interesting historical monuments but equally has a lively atmosphere and great nightlife.

Restaurants

Restaurants

Eating out during your stay in Coimbra is as likely to leave you with as many happy memories as the city’s beautiful architecture, important university complex and ancient Roman ruins.
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Pubs and Bars

Pubs and Bars

Coimbra has plenty to keep you occupied for at least a day or two so you’re going to need some refreshment while you’re there. There is a lot of quality wine production in the regions surrounding Coimbra...
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Night Clubs

Night Clubs

Nightlife in Coimbra is lively and varied, with club and bar owners kept on their toes by a demanding student population. Cosy restaurants for a romantic meal a deux; intellectuals’ cafés...
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Cafes and Delis

Cafes and Delis

Coimbra, the medieval capital of Portugal, encompasses nearly the same characters in cuisine as the rest of Portugal. Portuguese cuisine is influenced by the lands around the Mediterranean Sea.
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