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Torre de Almedina

Arco de Almedina 15 | Pátio do Castilho, Coimbra 3004-509, Portugal
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“old city” (6 reviews)
“steep walk” (2 reviews)
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Arco de Almedina 15 | Pátio do Castilho, Coimbra 3004-509, Portugal
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

When passing this entrance, you feel that you enter history. The streets are different, and you understand more how a middle-age-city looked like. Quite a climb towards the university.

Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A Moorish stone gateway, the Arco, leads up into the Almedina from the town, but we started at the top, after visiting the university. You make your way slowly down and get lost in a maze of narrow steep lanes. At the town end there...More

Thank UkOma
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

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.

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

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.

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

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!!!

Thank Frederique W
Reviewed 26 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.

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

1  Thank martyncymro
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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.
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