Home town of the oldest university of Portugal, Coimbra is mainly run by students who live and study there, but it is also full of monuments and historic treasures. The vibrant presence of the Mondego river, proudly called "River of Poets" by locals, offers visitors the beauty of its banks, feeding from the fertile fields of the surrounding valley.
University of Coimbra
The University of Coimbra is an essential reference in the panorama of higher education and research in Portugal, known for the quality of education in its eight Faculties and also by the advances that have enabled the pure and applied research in various areas of knowledge, not only in Portugal but also around the world.
The prestige of the University of Coimbra can be confirmed by the position that the institution occupies in international rankings on major universities and research centers.
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Portugal dos Pequenitos is, since its inauguration at June 8 of 1940, a recreational park specially designed for childreen. Born by the hand of Professor Bissaya Barreto and designed by architect Cassiano Branco, its part of the Foundation
Born by the hand Bissaya Baker and designed by architect Cassiano Branco, since 1959 part of the Foundation assets since 1955, being the distinguished Professor its protector. Portugal dos Pequenitos is in fact, a living portrait of Portugal in world, still providing a historical reference of many generations.
Besides being an area of approximation of cultures, Portugal dos Pequenitos is also a qualified space of sculptural art and architectural importance, which image detail still fascinates children and even adults.
Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra
Visiting the botanical garden is like traveling the globe without leaving town. The collections of plants, that fill every space, transport us to different latitudes and regions of the world, transforming the Garden into a living museum.
The Botanical Gardens, located in the heart of the city of Coimbra since 1772, extends over 13 thousand square meters of land that was mostly donated by Benedictine monks.
The Garden is also a place of tranquility, full of corners that invite for a walk.