Shopping in Coimbra – Day 3: On the way to Viseu.

Today we plan to leave Aveira and head eastwards into the city of Viseu. On the way, of course, we will definitely visit several remarkable places, including a nature reserve on the coast, a large shopping mall and a local Catholic church.
Shopping in Coimbra

Trip duration: 5 days

Alexey Lukin

Reserva Natural das Dunas de São Jacinto

Nature Preserves

Natural reserve with sand dunes, forest and ponds. This is a great place to tune in for the coming day and to observe nature and its features in the area. You won't miss all 700 hectares, but a two-hour walk will give you the impression of a nature reserve, inspire you and give you energy for the whole day.

Churrasqueira Cacimbo

Portuguese Restaurants, BBQ Joints

Nice enough place to spend 1.5 hours here for a delicious lunch. The atmosphere in the institution is warm and friendly, the staff will always competently answer your questions and help with the choice of dishes. By the way, very good wine is served here, always fresh dishes, and portions are very generous, fully corresponding to their price.

Sé de Viseu


You have the opportunity not only to see the most popular sights of the city from the outside, but also to go inside. Viseu Cathedral is worth exploring in more detail only because it is included in the list of the country's national heritage. Moreover, the Cathedral bears in mind the many historical events that led to its reconstruction and new owners, destruction and addition of various architectural elements. The cathedral has survived the Roman occupation and the Moorish conquests. The building is well preserved and will therefore be interesting for all visitors to Viseu for its details and rich history. You can enter the cathedral every day from 9 to 12, and after a short break from 14 to 18 every day.

Forum Viseu

Shopping Malls

Finally, it's time to go to the big mall. All the world's most famous brands, as well as small traditional and local shops of clothing, accessories and natural cosmetics are gathered here. The shopping centre is located in the historic centre, so you can walk through the narrow streets of Viseu, along the most famous sightseeing routes.



A good pizza deserves to be dedicated to it all night long. Here they treat diners like family and that's why there are always so many people here. Here you are always welcome and even offered a place while you wait, but it is better to book before and enjoy in full good wines and a pizza prepared with excellence. The restaurant closes on Mondays from 7.30pm to 10pm and the rest of the week from noon to 10pm.