Coimbra University

It is the oldest Portuguese-speaking university and one of the oldest in the world. It was founded in 1290, by King D. Dinis, having then the name of Estudos Gerais. This is definitively established in Coimbra in 1537, during the reign of D. João III, settling in the current Paço das Escolas in 1544. With more than 730 years of history, the University of Coimbra is an unavoidable institution in the history of Portugal and from all over the world. It was considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2013, due to its unique tangible and intangible heritage, fundamental in the history of European and world scientific culture.

Machado de Castro National Museum

it was built over the cryptoporticus of the city forum of Æminium. This space is the most important and significant Roman work, dating from the 1st century, in national territory. The space opened to the public on October 11, 1913, occupying the buildings that, between the 12th and 18th centuries, were built as an episcopal residence, but in the middle of the 19th century. XX adapted to the museological function. The name, Machado de Castro owes its designation to a citizen of Coimbra who was a royal sculptor during the reigns of D. José, D. Maria I and D. João VI and the most notable representative of Portuguese sculpture in the 18th century. This, from July 7, 2019, became part of the area classified by UNESCO as World Heritage of Good University of Coimbra - Alta and Sofia. Here, the experience of traveling through the underground passages and imagining how the Romans lived and traded here is a unique and unforgettable experience.

Torre d'Anto

it is of medieval origin and is part of the old wall of the city of Coimbra, which still preserves the walkway. It was in the Manueline period that the residence was adapted. But over time it underwent architectural changes. At the end of the 19th century it was the residence of António Nobre. Currently, this Tower houses the Núcleo da Guitarra e do Fado de Coimbra that integrates the Municipal Museum of Coimbra. In this Tower we can admire the guitar of Carlos Paredes that was donated to the Núcleo and the handwritten lyrics of a song by Zeca Afonso.