And about this city that do not exceed a population of 100 thousand people, from the capital, more than two hundred miles away, and Porto, more than a hundred kilometers, and is its importance is probably a long time ago in the university mission and the famous, the University of Coimbra, which is similar to Salamanca, northwest Spain The first European universities, Portuguese and Portuguese-speaking world the same, but this is probably the city was the capital of the country during the twelfth century.
Is still a city that sits on a hillside on the banks of the River Mondego, until now, learning centers primarily Portuguese, European and internationally, as where there are a lot of foreign students, giving it an international flavor, in addition to Mhalitha natural and beautiful. This also has a lot of services needed by tourists and visitors throughout the year
After the stability of the Christians, Portugal became the provincial capital city that bears its name, and later the capital of the kingdom, the Kingdom of Alfonso Enrique until the middle of the thirteenth century. The consequences of the original town and the old, dating back to the days of the Romans found in the city was dubbed the «Aaminyum» (Aeminium).
But the name came from the Coimbra modern name of the town nearby, which devastated the ancient town of Suebion Coimbraga (Conimbriga); as having destroyed the town, its inhabitants deported to Aaminyum, and later imposed a new name. The tourists can see and watch the effects of the alleys and under the ancient arches ROMANIAN Michadhu de Castro Museum, which is the most important Romanian effects that have been preserved in the world outside of Italy, along with some features of the Lebanese city of Baalbek
However, as mentioned above, did not become of any importance to the city in 1290 after the establishment of any major university these days is an international tourist destination in itself for the beauty of its buildings and their historical and scientific.
And because in the western regions of Central, it does not mean that it is not possible for tourists to reach beaches, Portuguese and enjoy the coastal areas of Portugal and its products also in the summer, and can easily catch the train or bus official cheap price to the city of Figueira, which is located not more than forty kilometers, and are considered part from the area of Coimbra itself, and includes the city, in addition to beautiful beaches and marine services, some of the casinos for the entertainment in the Iberian Peninsula
There is also a town Binakuva and towns of Luso and Bokako and Korea who are known historically in the world of Arabic or spa resorts spa treatment natural health. The town Bokako which also called the Sierra de Busako of the most beautiful towns and the highest in the vicinity; is mountainous and green and old from which to control the Atlantic and Valley Mondego, and enjoy the beauty of buildings and hotels of old, which dates some of which date to the Middle Ages, especially the Palace Hotel and Bokako and the National Palace center. It is also reported as forest Kpldat Mount Lebanon, and with too much oak and cork trees and lots of fruit trees and bird species
One of the main areas that had assumed the city is the Convent of Santa Clara, Villa or Santa Clare, which was built in Gothic style on the left bank of Mondego, by Queen Elizabeth in the first half of the fourteenth century. Has been to save the old monastery and mausoleum, which was picked at, and transportation to a nearby hill, from river flooding in winter. There is also the Convent of Santa Cruz or Holy Cross Monastery, also known as the Church of Santa Cruz, which is considered a masterpiece and a national and global in terms of architectural and religious.
Harbin and the effects of the cathedrals and the beauty and splendor of the surrounding environment, can visit the botanical garden of the University of Coimbra, which opened the end of the eighteenth century, and was later incorporated in the Museum of Natural Sciences. These are gardens that are spread over an area of thirteen hectares of land, of the most beautiful and best parks in the European continent and the world, divided gardens into two parts; the first head of the valley, which is crowned, and the second in the region lying with frequent water fountains and models European
In any case, stay at this hotel clean and comfortable worth thinking about the visitor who wants to stay for a long time