Tivoli Coimbra

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Coming from the A1 - Lisbon - Oporto, exit the motorway at Coimbra-Sul. After the toll gates, follow Av. Professor Mário Silva (highway to Taveiro) towards the town centre. Once you have reached the Açude Bridge, exit the first on the right, towards Rua Padre Estêvão Cabral, and the junction with Av. Fernão de Magalhães. At the Fernão de Magalhães roundabout, turn right and follow the Avenue until you arrive at some traffic lights. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left, on Rua Dr. Manuel Rodrigues until you reach Rua da Sofia. Turn left, pass in front of the Law Courts and turn left again. You have entered the Rua João Machado. On your right, you will find the Tivoli Coimbra.
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Coimbra University    

Coimbra is the city with most academic tradition in Portugal and a visit to the Universidade de Coimbra is a must. Wander through the famous library and steep in the tradition of the students' black capes, with each tear representing the amorous conquests. In the upper part of the city, do not forgo a visit to the Machado de Castro Museum - the largest Roman building in the Iberian Peninsula - which houses Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque works of arts, as well as a considerable collection of porcelain.
The town centre has much offer the visitor and the downtown quarter - known as the Baixa - by the River Mondego, is a warren of fascinating narrow streets, full of shops, cafés and churches. Quite apart from the vast number of museums in the city, the Roman ruins of Conímbriga are certainly noteworthy and can be found close to the town of Condeixa-a-Velha.
For children, the Portugal dos Pequeninos theme park is undoubtedly the big attraction, where Portugal's key historical and cultural landmarks are reproduced in miniature constructions, up to 4 metres high.



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