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.