Located on a hill next to the Mondego River, Coimbra offers a very particular mysticism, as a place where traditions have been kept alive throughout the ages and where you will love to get lost.



The Sé Velha is one of the most important buildings of the romanesque style in Portugal. The parish of São Cristóvão, from Coimbra's diocese, has been established in this cathedral since the beginning of the 19th century.


Playing a core function in the quotidian of the universitary students, for it was ruled all the schedule of the university. Of all the four bells sheltered within the tower, the most well-known is the one facing the Mondego river, which has been dubbed as Cabra ("goat") for a long time now.


Home to the most romantic story of Portugal, the love of Pedro and Inês, it has a fountain which is told to have sprung from the tears of Inês when she was murdered. Acoording to the legend, her blood will have left a stain on the rocks of the fountain, which is still visible today.


Known as “The city of students”, Coimbra has one of the oldest Universities in Europe, which in 2016 celebrates 726 years of existence. It was due to its history and beauty that this part of the city, along with “Alta” and “Rua da Sofia”, was considered World Heritage by UNESCO in 2013.

There's much more to know about this city. You can access the town hall's official website to learn all about Coimbra, by clicking on the icon on the left. Be sure to visit the city during the congress days. We're waiting for you!