Visit Coimbra - Best of Coimbra

The city of Coimbra is the 4th largest urban centre in Portugal. The city’s magnanimity cannot be put to words, the gigantic historic buildings and the vibrant contemporary parts of the city make it look like the unalloyed holiday place in Portugal. It is well-connected from the main airports and has transport options to move around the city. It looks like Coimbra is dressed like a queen on a throne with all the stone work and stone arch all around. The University of Coimbra makes the city more young and lively as the city is full of students. The city is the commercial hub for Portugal having tourists all over the year.

The city serves to all the type of people humanity could have. Travellers who travel to experience the night life of the places won’t be disappointed with Coimbra’s exuberant nightlife.

The food, the beaches and the ancient beauty of Coimbra are alluring enough to make you hop on to a Portugal flight right away. 

Coimbra Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Coimbra tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Western European Time, UTC/GMT + 1 hour. Coimbra is 4 and a half hours behind Indian time.
  • Currency: Euros
  • Electricity and Internet: Internet in not a problem in the commercial hub of Portugal. Electricity 220 to 240 volts. The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type E" and "Type F" Schuko are the plug type.
  • Languages: The language spoken is Portuguese. The second language used is French.
  • Off-beaten Path in Coimbra: If you are finished with the beauty of Coimbra then visit Conimbriga’s Roman ruins, Bucaco’s enormous palace and Aveiro’s canals and lagoons. You will be more than satisfied with the scenic beauty.
  • Tipping: 10% is usually the standard tipping rate in Coimbra. Get local money, they don’t accept dollars.
  • Customs: It is mandatory to wish goodnight, good morning and so on. Portuguese is a very polite language so Coimbra is used to good behaviour.

Security:

  • Tourist Office: 132
  • National Police: 112
  • Coimbra Hospital: +351-239-400-400
  • Coimbra Pharmacy: +351-239-823-609
  • Emergency: 000

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Coimbra Itineraries

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Coimbra Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Coimbra

  • Save 7% Coimbra Walking Tour
    Coimbra Walking TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Time travel with us! We'll tell you everything you need to know about the old and historical Coimbra. Through the streets of...

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  • Save 11% Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Mondego Cruise
    Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Mondego CruiseNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    A journey through history, knowledge, romance and mysteries of Coimbra and climb aboard the Basfias for a journey that takes ...

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  • Save 14% Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
    Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Take a journey through history, knowledge, romance and mysteries of Coimbra!

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  • Save 2% Coimbra & Lous - Aldeias de Xisto, Shale Villages
    Coimbra & Lous - Aldeias de Xisto, Shale VillagesNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Join us and wander through the lands of the forgotten. Travel back to the XVI century - Shale villages."This is the tour that...

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Facts and Stats for Coimbra*

  • Pollution Statistics in Coimbra

    Know the pollution level of Coimbra before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 27.78 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 36.11 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.22 (Low)
  • Coimbra: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Coimbra for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Coimbra.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.92 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.92 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.54 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 26.04 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.39 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.42 (Low)
    • Attacks 15.22 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 27.08 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.88 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.08 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 13.54 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 26.04 (Low)
  • Living in Coimbra - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Coimbra is 191.37 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 78.31 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.45 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.59 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.77 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 82.72 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.49 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 67.78 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Coimbra

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Coimbra

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.28 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.3 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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