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Arco de Almedina 15 | Pátio do Castilho, Coimbra 3004-509, Portugal
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All reviews old city lots of shops main gate steep climb arch tower se history university walls
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

we went on a Sunday when the town was sleepy and quiet. Not too many shops were opened and definitely no Fado signing on the street

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank emailtomato
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This arch is your entry to a brief but steep climb nicknamed the "back breaker" that leads you to the Velha Se (Old Cathedral) and the National Museum and ultimately the University.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

No matter the time or day you can come see this fabulous archway in the middle of Coimbra, Portugal. I came early on a Sunday morning and Fado was playing. It's a great part of this city's architectural history. There is a museum attached and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank mrportland
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is part of the steep walk upto the University but wll worth it for many cools shops and cafes you will past. Great old city.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It's nothing special to look at & or to photograph, but it's the history attached to it that makes it reason to wander through it & remember it's purpose. Then just keep walking up past old buildings/homes/cafes, including the old cathedral until you get to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Phil-Joel
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lovely walk through old streets up to the university . There are plenty of gift shops along the way!!!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Frederique W
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It´s a place to pass through. Nothing special but history. You can find some good places to eat and some shops on the street.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Zanghi
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Do not expect to be awestruck as it is after all just an archway. However it is quite interesting to visit and imagine the old city wall that once surrounded Coimbra. It is the gateway to the winding cobbled streets which lead up to the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We twice tried to find this museum before we were successful. It is tucked away just uphill (and up a staircase too) in the small square above the second gate. The museum is full of great information about Coimbra's castle and gates, and this info...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Ben B
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Also known as Arco de Almedina, this is the original main gate in the medieval defensive wall that once ran around the base of the hilltop part of the city. There are several souvenir shops and quaint cafes located within steps of the arch. Great...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank backpacker31
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26 June 2015|
Response from VitorMachado | Reviewed this property |
It is hard to find free parking sites close to Coimbra's city centre. However the parking prices are acceptable and to park near Ponte de Santa Clara seems to be the best solution to visit Coimbra's centre.