Coimbra, in central Portugal is the country’s former capital. The city sees fewer tourists than the Lisbon, Porto or the Algarve. Visitor will see a medieval old town and historic University of Coimbra.
We also start our walk on the bank of the Mondego River. From there we enter the inner city with the garden “Largo da Portagem” and R. Ferreira Borges walking street with cafés and shops. We make a little detour via the Praça do Comércio before returning via the Igreja de São Tiago and seeing the main church Igreja de Santa Cruz.
The tour continues as we explore the narrow streets of the historic centre and eventually end up at the Botanical gardens.
We head further uphill and turn around after the prison to get back in to the city centre. The steeply stacked historic centre dates to Moorish times and is one highlight of Coimbra. We end up at the University of Coimbra at last enjoying the view over this city.
Note: there is a cut at
1:05:00 before going into the old town and up to the university
Filmed in December 2019
Camera: Osmo Pocket in 4K60
Mic: Zoom H1