Welcome to Coimbra


Brief information about the Coimbra

Coimbra Coimbra (, additionally US:, UK:, Portuguese: [kuˈĩbɾɐ] or [ˈkwĩbɾɐ]) is a town and a municipality in Portugal. The inhabitants at the 2011 census has been 143,397, in a place of 319.40 square kilometres (123.3 sq mi).

About 460,000 people reside in the Região de Coimbra, comprising 19 municipalities and extending right into a place of 4,336 square kilometres (1,674 sq mi). Among the archaeological structures dating back to the Roman era, when Coimbra was Aeminium's settlement, are its own well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus.

In the same way, buildings from the period when Coimbra was the capital of Portugal (from 1131 to 1255) still remain. With its decrease as the political centre of the Kingdom of Portugal, Throughout the late Middle Ages, Coimbra started to evolve into a major cultural centre.

This was in large part helped by the constitution of the University of Coimbra the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world, in 1290. The college is visited by many tourists because of its monuments and history apart from attracting European and global students.

Its historical buildings were classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2013: "Coimbra provides an outstanding example of an integrated university town with a particular urban typology as well as its ceremonial and cultural conventions which have been kept alive throughout the ages. ".