Local Notables Cultural Tourism in Coimbra

Local Notables Cultural Tourism in Coimbra

In the district of Coimbra were identified by us 122 units Remarkable Heritage (material) and 27 immaterial. This heritage is urgent to know, love and defend is also a more economic value for tourism, expected quality.
Unfortunately in the year 2017 the district of Coimbra, It was terrible fires target, which decimated the territory and many of its natural values, especially the destruction of this plant relic was Mata Margaraça. Day 15 October, will be forever in our memory, with the district on fire, ceifando lives, causing hundreds injured, destroying industrial park, homes and destroying all existing forest in this territory. We have to reforest with the shortest possible time and with all the wisdom and technology we have at our disposal. All municipalities were affected, especially Oliveira do Hospital, Arganil and Gois,all the inhabitants of the district have been touched, directly or indirectly by this tragedy; right on the coast pine forests of the area burned Gandaresa, getting the viewpoint of Vela, more sad and Quiaos Ponds, especially the Sail, almost ruined ( eutrophication which was felt, adding to destruction of the surrounding pinewood. As resistance symbol, despite having gone, We decided to keep here in Mata Margaraça Heritage list Noted.
Dune cliffs without beaches, area gandaresa, Mondego alluvial fields, Limestone Saws, quartzite and schist of the Cordillera Central and the Beira plateau of the middle section of the Rio Mondego, are an important mosaic of diverse territories that marks indelibly those visiting the territory.
The region also has a good traditional cuisine attracts the most varied palates in search of Portuguese cuisine.
The dishes using traditional elements of preparation, harmonizing the rustic kitchen are characteristic of the region. A Chanfana (cooked goat meat) (Poiares and Gois), the Pig Roast (Coimbra and Cantanhede) Rice and Lamprey (Penacova and Montemor-o-Old), or fresh fish from the port of Figueira da Foz).
The gastronomy of the district of Coimbra is rich in sweets,influenced by the monasteries with medieval origin, getting highlight the Arrufadas, the Arroz Doce, the Golden soup of Santa Clara Nuns, the Egg pudding, as Queijadas Pereira and Tentúgal, the cobs of corn and unmistakable pastels of Tentúgal, those of Lorvão, and Santa Clara, stuffed with fresh eggs and displaying the typical half-moon shape.
But unfortunately the heritage that we raise has also been tipped, por incúria, bad faith or ignorance; just to name a few remember the collapse of about 1/3 Upper Coimbra, that would make today a city of Coimbra level of Florence, New state-as if there was another place where to build the Polo II of the University of Coimbra! Or even recently the destruction of a number of eighteenth-century houses in Lower Town, to build a metro that will not exist .... Anyway urges join forces in what is still standing and at risk, as is the case of the former Convent of Santa Maria de Ceiça in Figueira da Foz.

Coimbra. Deposition in the grave. Jean de Rouen. Machado de Castro Museum
The municipality of Coimbra, holds almost a third of local notables in your district, what is accepted because this city beyond the most important city of the kingdom of Portugal during the Middle Ages, also saw their University (and before the Monastery of Santa Cruz) be a focus of attraction of European culture. The High University of Coimbra is a World Heritage site. The Roman city of Conimbriga is also able to be UNESCO World Heritage.
As intangible heritage of humanity, also suggest that the art Xávega (joining other districts), It can also be classified as Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
We know that the list is subjectiva, want in the locations indicated or even, regarding its classification (Remarkable (*), Very Remarkable (***)), but the list of those who know this territory well and he loves, disseminates and supports each of these sites. However humbly know change our choices, whenever houver reasons for that and if we get the reader to sensitize such, because as we want to be good judges hear what each one tells us. So we asked the attentive reader, know another remarkable heritage that could be here? What do you think of the selected sites?
And without further ado ... here's the list and after such a cheerful trips to know and feel better all these places?

Local Notables Heritage Coimbra District Material (122)

Arganil and Pampilhosa da Serra (8)
-Historical Village in shale Piodão (***)
-Protected Landscape of the Serra do Acor (Mata da Margaraça e Cascata da Fraga da Pena) (**)
-Chapel of San Pedro de Arganil (*)
-Our Lady of Mount Montalto (*)
-Tomb of Matthew in the Igreja da Cunha array Pombeiro the Side (*)
-Rock engravings in the Chãs Mare (Piodão) (*)
-Fajão village with its cliffs (*)
-Quartz landscape in Dam Cabril (*)

Cantanhede and Look (3)
-Altarpiece of the Chapel of Mercy of Varziela (*)
-Historic Centre of Ançã (*)
-Set of beaches and dune fields of the Well of the Cross, Sight, Palheirão and Torch (**)

Coimbra (44)
-Colleges and Churches of street Sofia (World Heritage) (**)
-Altarpiece of the Church of Santa Justa New (*)
-College of St. Thomas (Palace of Justice) (*)
-College and Church of Grace (*)
-Carmo Church and Cloister (*)
-Courtyard of the Inquisition of Coimbra (Current CAV) (*).

-Monastery and Church of Santa Cruz (****)
Highlights: Facade (**), Church dome (**), Coro Alto (*), Pulpit (**), Main Chapel with the Tombs of the Kings (***), Cloister (**), Manufacture stalls (**), Statue of Archangel Saint Michael (*), Sacristia com a galeria de Arte Sacra (***), Sanctuary (*) and Church Tile panels (*)
-Café Santa Cruz (Church of São João das Donas or St. John of Santa Cruz) (*)

-Fashion and accessories and Manga (**)

-Parque Santa Cruz (Garden Mermaid) (*)

-Commerce Square (*)
-Building Chiado (Telo Museum Society) (*)

-Parque Manuel Braga, Mondego Green Park and Footbridge Pedro and Inês (*)

-Almedina Tower and remains of about Coimbra (*)

-House of Writing or the Arc (*)

-Church of the Old Cathedral (****)
Highlights: Facade (***). Interior (**). Pia Baptismal (*). Chapel of the Sacrament (**). Main chapel with the altarpiece (***). Sevillian tiles (*). Trifório (*). Cloister (***), gothic tombs set (*)

-New College (=S. Augustine, Orphans, I. of Psychology, Mercy of Coimbra) (**)
Highlights: cloister (*), Museum of Mercy (*) and the panorama of the Church Tower (**)

-Palace manufacture under Shingles (*)

-Church Cathedral of Coimbra (A new) (**)
Highlights: Pia baptismal (*).Capela-mor (*). Chapels transept (*). Chapel of S. Thomas Vila Nova (*). Facade (*)

-Church of San Salvador (*)

-Machado de Castro Museum (Old Bishop's Palace) (***)
Featured: Roman cryptoportico (**), but also dozens of works of art, which will be the subject of a special feature.

-Paços University and the Schools (World Heritage) (****)
-Capelos of Living (**).
-Chapel of S. Miguel (***).
-Joanino Biblioteca Geral University (****).
-University Tower (*) and its Panorama (**).
-Museums of Science (Chemical Laboratório, Mineralogical and Geological ...) (*)
-Forest and Botanical Garden (***)

-Arches Garden (Aqueduct of San Sebastian de Coimbra) (*)

-Church of the Major Seminary of Coimbra (*)

– Penedo da Saudade (*)

Left Bank of the River Mondego:
-Panoramas of the left bank of Santa Clara for the sacred hill (*), that stands out in the panorama of the Valley of Hell (*), or Bela Vista or urbanization of Santa Clara Plateau.

-Portugal of the little ones (*)

-Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova (**). Highlights: Gothic tombs and silver Rainha S. Isabel (**). Cloisters (*), carved church sculpture (*).
-Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha (***)

-Quinta das Lagrimas (*)

-Convent of San Francisco Cultural Center (*)

-Lapa dos Esteios or Quinta das Canas(*)

And in the city of Coimbra:

-Santo António dos Olivais Church with its sacristy(*)

-Monastery of Cells (**)
Featured: Historiated capitals (***)

-Estádio City of Coimbra (*)

-Mata Choupal (*)

And in the municipality of Coimbra, outside the city:

-St. Mark's Church (***)
Highlights: Tomb of Fernão Teles Menezes (*). Altarpiece of the main chapel (*). Chapel of the Magi (**). Grave Aires da Silva (*). Regedor tomb of John Doe (*). Panorama Garden (*)
-Marsh Nature Reserve of Asilah (*)
-Section of the river Mondego Coimbra and between Penacova (*)

Condeixa-a-Nova (6)
-Roman Ruins Conimbriga (****)
-Mother of Water with Castellum of Alcabideque (*)
-Manueline Church of Ega (*)
-Sotto Mayor Palace in Condeixa-a-Nova (*)
-Hole Casmilo (**)
-Overview of Our Lady of the Circle (*)

Figueira da Foz (11)
-Beach and dunes and Quiaios Murtinheira (**)
-Lagoa da Vela (*)
-Municipal Museum Dr. Santos Rocha (*)
-Sotto Maior Palace (*)
-Salt pans on Morraceira Island, Lavos Coast and Sal Museum Centers (*)
-Chapel and Monastery of Our Lady of Seiça (*)
-Serra da Boa Viagem and Jurassic cliffs of the Serra da Boa Viagem (**)
-Urban Beach Figueira da Foz-Buarcos(*)
-Miradouro of Vela (*)
-Gazebo Flag (**)
-Dutch tiles from Casa do Paço in Figuera da Foz (*)

Gois (10)
-Cerro da Nossa Senhora da Candosa (Vila Nova de CEIRE) (*)
-Quartzite boulders Gois (*)
-Village of Red Shale of Góis (Comareira-Aigra-Old, Aigra Nova and Pena) (*)
-Urban park Ceira with the Baroque bridge in the town of Gois (*)
-Renaissance tomb of Luís da Silveira in the mother church of Gois (*)
-Paneled ceilings of the Town Hall of Gois (*)
-Watermills and scenic stretch of the river Ceira in the village of Cabrera (*)
-Panorama of the Old Village (*)
-Panorama of the Wind Master (*)
-Rock engravings of Letreira Stone (*)

Blackboard and Miranda do Corvo (7)
-Panorama of the High Trevim (***)
-Castle, de Arouce, shrines of our Lady of Mercy and surrounding countryside (**)
-Cities serranas shale Sierra slab (*)
-Overview of Wind Farms in Vila Nova (*)
-Panorama of the Sanctuary of the Lord of Sierra (*)
-Solar Quinta de Santa Rita (*)

– Ecumenical Temple (*)

Montemor-o-Velho and Soure (8)
-Castle Montemor-o-Velho (***)
-Convent and Church of Our Lady of the Angels with the Tomb of Diogo de Azambuja (*)
-Palace of the Counts of Tentúgal / Duke of Cadaval (*)

– Tentúgal Village (*)
-Of the Mondego with Paul Taipal (**)
-Castle of Soure (*)
-Panorama Gazebo Reveles (*)
-Thermal set of Bicanho, Azenha e Amieira. (*)

Oliveira do Hospital and Board (14)
-Panorama of Mount Colcorinho (and sharing with Arganil Seia) (***)
-Shrine of Our Lady of Prayer in Maceira Valley (*)
-Valleys and Alva rivers Alvôco (*)
-Gothic bridge and river beach in Alvôco Várzeas (*)
-Old Town panorama of Grandfather and Grandfather of Balconies (*)
-Roman ruins of Bobadela with its Roman Arch and Anfi Theatre (**)
-Mozarabic Church of St. Peter Lourosa (**)
-Blacksmith in Chapel Church of Oliveira do Hospital (*)
– Anta of the Quartz Arcainha the Side (*)
– Palheiras Fiais of the Border (*)
-Old Inn of Santa Barbara in Póvoa de São Cosme with its panorama (*)
-Hotel and Convent of Our Lady of Reparation (*)
-Set vats da Sobreda (*)
-Oscillating or Boulder Boulder C`abana (*)

Penacova and Poaires (6)
-Mirantes Village of Penacova (Emidio da Silva and Raul Lino Pergola) (*)
-Monastery of Lorvão (**)
– Panorama of Boulder Castro (*)
-Set Windmill with its panorama (Place Atalhada, Hazel and Purple, Gavinhos, Paradela of Lorvão and Portela da Oliveira) (*)
-It is barragem aguieira (*)
-Panorama of the geodesic vertex Soutelo (*)

Penela (7)
-Castelo de Penela (**)
-Villa Romana Rabaçal with its mosaics (**)
-Panorama of Castle Germanelo (**)
-Panorama Mountain Time (*)
-Limestone caverns of Algarinho and Talisman (*)
-Cascata Stone wound (*)
-Panorama of St. John of the Desert-Mountain of Spinal (*)

Intangible Heritage District of Coimbra
-Collection librarian of the Library of Coimbra (***)
- Parties in honor to the Divine Holy Spirit in Eiras (*)
-The Cult Queen Santa Isabel in Coimbra (**)
-Xávega art (Torch, Mira Costa and Lavos) (**)
-Faience of Coimbra (New Condeixa) (*)
-Conventual sweets and traditional district of Coimbra (Tentugal cake , Complaints of Tentugal and Pereira, Bellies Of Nun, White custard pudding, Lorvão Pastel, Cavacas High Coimbra, Cake Santa Clara, Nevadas Penacova, Carved Prince and Arrufadas, Bolus Ançã, candy cones Montemor, Sweet spike) (****) originating in Abbey of Celas, Convento de Sant'Anna, Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha and New, Monastery Lorvão, Convent of Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Monastery of Semide
-Carpets Almalaguês (**)
-Ançã stone (**)
-Serrana Boat (*)
-They give wine (Board and Oliveira do Hospital) (**)
-Cheese Rabaçal (***)
-Queijo da Serra da Estrela (Board and Oliveira do Hospital) (****)
-Honey of Lousã Mountain (*)
-Mondego fields especially rice Carolino (**).
-Licor Beirão (Blackboard) (*)
-Coimbra Fado (**)
-bordering the river Mondego dishes ( highlighting the Lamprey) (***)
-Pubs Coimbra (*)
-Prato de Chanfana (Gois, Poiares and Miranda do Corvo) (*)
-Wine Foz de Arouce (***)
-flavors of the sea (Figueira da Foz, Cantanhede and Look) especially sardines on tile. (***)
-salineiras salt and activities of Figueira da Foz (***)
-The nostalgic romanticism of Coimbra (**)
-republics- University Residences of Coimbra (***)
-Parties and Bonfires of Saint John in Coimbra (***)
-Carnival of caretos Mira (**)
-gatherings Coimbras (***)
-Hospital & heritage of Coimbra (****)
supplementary note-The traditions of the students of Coimbra University, here are not worthy to be registered due to the degree reached by savage headless.)

First Version 5 November 2010, renovated in 19-1-2021

3 Comments Local Notables Cultural Tourism in Coimbra


    I appreciate the outreach work that you do, always with quality and precision. The latter on the remarkable places of Coimbra , is very good, However, I missed a reference to the rise of alleys to the University and the passage by the figure of Coimbra Tricana.
    Thank you very much for the information.

  2. Marco Ferreira says:

    I leave a question:
    There would be the potential to apply for World Heritage Romanesque churches of our knowing that the Old Cathedral of Coimbra be would be the most notable example of a set certainly extended?!

    • Castile says:

      Caro Marco, despite the Old Cathedral Church, be very noticeable and there are two more notable Romanesque churches in Coimbra as the St. James and San Salvador and others have disappeared as the St. Kitts (It is buried under the old Theater de Sousa Bastos) or Santa Justa Old, I am convinced that this set can not be UNESCO Heritage candidate, taking the criteria that the organization uses.
      A hug.

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