Meet this beautiful and hidden city through the eyes of a passionate Coimbra’s historian, a local musician and a storyteller. He’ll be happy to introduce you to the streets from the top of the hill, place of one of the oldest European universities, to the old stone made streets of downtown Coimbra.
This is the perfect tour to get to know Coimbra’s hidden secrets and more in depth historical, local and social curiosities regarding our gorgeous and beautiful town.
Coimbra is an old town, references are made to Coimbra has a town part of the Roman Empire, invaded and reused by the Sueves and the Visigoths, a big town settle in the Al-Andaluz period and an important christian city in the years that followed. Today we can still find the remains of the confluence of different and rich cultures that had inhabit and built this town such as Jewish, Muslim, Christian…
André Gatões will be your guide. He’s a musician and archaeologist who likes to spend his time investigating, tour around the old city histories and curiosities and, …hitting the drums. He is born and raised in Coimbra and, yes, he did get his degree in our amazing university!
Things to keep in mind:
Be aware that the whole tour will be mostly walked through medieval sidewalks, ups and downs of this old town so, bring comfortable shoes and of course, don’t forget your camera