Located in Central Portugal, Coimbra is one of the oldest cities in Portugal and it was actually the country’s capital before Lisbon gained that status.
Coimbra is also home to one of Europe’s oldest universities (whose buildings were classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2013 ), has its own type of fado and, like so many other places in Portugal, its own conventual sweet. Sorry, I ate my pastel de Tentúgal without taking a photo before!
Besides all of this, and also like so many other cities in Portugal (and everywhere else in the world, for that matter), Coimbra blossomed by the side of a river – the beautiful Mondego, which I mentioned here before.
Enjoy the view!