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  • Coimbra

Left Bank and Historical Center Tour

Your guru: João
Questions? Contact with João

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  • Coimbra
  • Available in: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

About the guru João

Born and raised in the historical and beautiful city of Coimbra. I got a degree in antropologhie and a master’s degree in management and programing of cultural heritage at the university of Coimbra). I like my city, I like history, I like to meet new people ... I will introduce you to Coimbra with original themed routes.

Born and raised in the historical and beautiful city of Coimbra. I got a degree in antropologhie and a master’s degree in management and programing of cultural heritage at the university of Coimbra). I like my city, I like history, I like to meet new people ... I will introduce you to Coimbra with original themed routes.

About the tour

This is an original tour, we explore the left bank of Coimbra, the University and Historical Center.

It is a visit to the most historic area and one of the newest areas of the city in recent years (but which has its important historical and social charm in the city). Usually the tourist's don't visit the left bank, no tours there, and, so, they don't now some amazing places, traditions and histories (very famous in Portugal).

I want to give you a fuller and different perspective of the city.

We will talk about the history, society, and traditions of Coimbra, and Portugal...

Itinerary

Santa Clara Bridge

Monastery of Santa-Clara-a-Velha

Portugal dos Pequenitos

Convent of San Francisco

Quinta das Lágrimas

Pedro and Inês Bridge

Parque Verde

Manuel Braga Park

Botanical Garden

University

Historical Center

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of Agência Banco de Portugal, Largo da Portagem. I have a green t-shirt "Discover Now Coimbra", and a green bottle
Tour duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 48

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Helena

1 day ago

My husband and I loved our tour. João is an ancient student of Coimbra university who knows the city and its tradicional very well. He did his utmost best to show us what Coimbra has to offer us! We had a wonderful time!

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Response from João:

Thank you Helena!
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Marta Velasco Chico

2 months ago

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Response from João:

Muchas gracias
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Cristina Aliaga

3 months ago

Joao es un guía estupendo, con un gran conocimiento de la historia, personajes y leyendas de Coimbra. El recorrido es muy completo y te ayuda a tener una visión general de la ciudad. Perfecto para aquellos que quieran pasar un día conociendo Coimbra. Un acierto absoluto.

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Response from João:

Muchas Gracias Cristina! Me alegro mucho que hayas disfrutado la visita!!!
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Fabian

3 months ago

Great tour, joao knows a lot about Portuguese history!

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Response from João:

Thank You ☺
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Pepa

8 months ago

Joao ha sido un buen guía. Nos ha contado muchas cosas sobre Coímbra, pero creo que se debe centrar más en el casco histórico, pues la margen izquierda no es bonita ni tiene mucho interés. Además el Tour se hace un poco largo.

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Response from João:

Gracias por el comentario y la visita. El tiempo de la visita de ayer está dentro de lo normal para lo que se hace en Coimbra (pero sí, nos tomó un poco más de tiempo, porque comenzó a llover, e hicimos dos paradas durante el recorrido). Ayer, cuando comenzó a llover, y también a pedido de algunos turistas, tuvimos que hacer y repetir diferentes caminos. Coimbra es una ciudad con muchas colinas, incluso las visitas solo en el centro histórico, no son fáciles de caminar. Mi idea con esta ruta, es decir que es una ciudad con muchos lugares y muchas historias y tradiciones, dentro y fuera del área histórica. También hay sitios fantásticos en el lado izquierdo ((el puente peatonal, los monasterios, la Quinta das Lagrimas, Portugal dos Pequenitos ...). Hay muchos recorridos en el único centro histórico, y yo sería uno más, la idea es hacerlo de manera diferente, dar una perspectiva global de Coimbra, con el área moderna y antigua.
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Sarah

9 months ago

Great tour! Very informative tour host and saw some great places.

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Response from João:

Thank you very much! :)
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