Shopping in Coimbra – Day 4: Let's go to Coimbra.

Today will probably be the most busy day of our journey. We'll start the morning in Viseu, and after breakfast we'll go to famous Coimbra. Interesting excursions and fascinating walks to different historical places as well as full-fledged shopping await us there.
Shopping in Coimbra

Trip duration: 5 days

Alexey Lukin

Armazém do Caffè

Cafés, Coffee Shops

This is a small cafe for a leisurely morning coffee with a small breakfast to recharge your batteries in the morning. Armazem do Caffe is open every day from 8 a.m., so if you would like to have a refreshment after a walk along Viseu's morning and breathe in its fresh morning air, this place will be perfect.

Claustro da Igreja de Santa Cruz

Sculpture Gardens

Go to Coimbra today. The hotel staff will help with the transfer. Start your walk through the historic part of the city by visiting the Church of the Holy Cross. Its history and architectural features give the city a special shine and atmosphere. If you would like to know more about this place, you will always be offered a guided tour. If you decide to go to church, remember that its schedule may vary depending on the day of the week.

Biblioteca Joanina

College Libraries

One of the most beautiful and tarinny libraries in Portugal is the university library, built in the Baroque style and offering its visitors to plunge into the mysterious world of ancient books. The atmosphere is complemented by bats that are specially inhabited here to protect leather bookbindings from insect damage. Here you will see ancient collections of books of the XVIII century, manuscripts dating back to the XVI century, and also learn the history of the formation of the library. It offers a tour of the entire university complex. If you are interested in a significant layer of Coimbra's history, you should stay here and go on a tour of all the buildings of the university.

Restaurante Nacional

Portuguese Restaurants

After an extensive sightseeing tour of ancient Coimbra, lunch at Nacional Restaurant is worth it. The facility is notable for a wide variety of meat dishes and a good wine list. Here you can always relax and rely on the staff, who are always attentive to visitors. The institution is closed on Sundays, and on other days from 15.00 to 19.00 is closed for a break.

Mercado Municipal D. Pedro V


The market is an integral part of shopping in Coimbra, as natural products, fruits, vegetables, dried fruits, cheeses and other delicacies are some of the best things you can do in this town. You can also find a couple of shops with other traditional products of the region. Every day, except Sunday, from 7.30 to 19.00, you can do eco-shopping here, as well as observe the lives of ordinary people living in Coimbra.

Livraria Almedina


If you are interested in books or postcards, but would like to choose something unusual, come and have a cup of coffee at the Almedina café bookstore. Here you will find a rich selection of literature and a pleasant atmosphere.

Urban Chic


It's time to go back to Viseu. For a relaxing evening, you can go to a small bar called Urban Chic. The institution is open from 8am to 2am every day. It serves excellent breakfasts with good and invigorating coffee, and at night creates a relaxing atmosphere, which is complemented by a good bar menu.