University Town In Portugal: Coimbra City

"University Town In Portugal: Coimbra City"Coimbra City absolutely contributes in justifying the famous saying: “Lisbon shows off, Braga prays, Coimbra studies and Porto works.” In Coimbra city, you will find the University of Coimbra. The Univerty of Coimbra is one of Europe’s oldest  buildings. The university attracts a lot of tourists and visitors from all over the world because of its lovely monumental buildings and history. The lovely buildings and monuments make this place an important tourist place. You can walk around the botanical garden of the university and take in the beauty of the gardens. While you are here, you simply must see places like the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, as well as the cathedrals of Coimbra City.

Coimbra City was once known as Aeminium in Roman times. In 465 and 468, the city was captured and virtually plundered by the Germanic people. Many monuments and building in the city date far back in time, like the old cathedral, the Church of St James, and the Santa Cruz Monastery.The Santa Cruz Monastery is the most important Portuguese monastic institution. The city was divided into two parts in the Middle Ages: The upper city was where the aristocrats and the clergy people lived and the lower city is where the commercial activities took place.

The Monastry of Santa Clara-a-Velha is the most important building of this area. This building was constructed in the Gothic style and is truly quite lovely. The old town of Coimbra can be seen from the south bank of the Mondego, with the well-known clock tower of the University of Coimbra. On all sides of Coimbra, you can find some of the old university buildings along with the renowned library.

To get to Coimbra ,you have to hire a car from Portugal. You can hire a car easily and in a cost effective manner. In Portugal, with your hired car, you can view all of the beautiful and enchanting must see places that this country has to offer, like the beaches, monuments, historic buildings, chapels, domes and so much more. You can book a car hire in advance by making appropriate searches regarding the car hire agencies and the cost of cars before you even arrive on your holiday. Some of the car hire companies provide pick up and drop off facilities for their customers, so make the proper decision that best suits you before booking in advance.

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