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Portugal is divided into 18 districts. Mouronho can be found in the district of Coimbra. The intellectual centre is the city with the same name, Coimbra and lies on the shores of the Mondego river. From one of the bridges you have a great view of the historical city. After Lisbon and Porto, Coimbra is the 3rd largest city of the country.

The “Universidade de Coimbra” (University of Coimbra) is very important for the city. The university, situated on top of a hill overlooking the old city centre, is the oldest in Europe and is well known because of its high quality standards.

Next to the 5 main college buildings you will find an enormous library, botanic gardens, a theatre, a museum and a cinema. So lots of beautiful old buildings to admire.

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The Botanic gardens of Coimbra were created to study the healing power of herbs by the faculty of Medicine. The gardens have a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere full of hidden corners that invite you to explore.

Coimbra offers more, like the Museum Nacional Machado de Castro which houses a great collection Roman “Cryptoporticus” which tell you more about the history of the city. Children but also adults will be fascinated by “Portugal dos Pequenitos” a theme park with miniatures of all important Portuguese buildings and monuments.

After all the picturesque places to visit you can sit down and enjoy a great night of Fado music. Fado is the Portuguese music of life. The Fado in Coimbra is special because its sung only by men. Students and professors sing about college life and the city they live in.

By car about 50 km (45 min) from Porturama.

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