And why not discover Coimbra, the first capital of the kingdom of Portugal? Here, even today, there is a glorious testimony of the past that has continued to this day.
It is impossible to talk about Coimbra without referring its University, an institution with more than 700 years of existence. It is in the Palacio Real da Alcaçova (Royal Palace of), later transformed into Paço das Escolas (a medieval university) that where you can visit the Chapels Hall, the Chapel of St. Michael and the great Biblioteca Joanina (Joanina Library) which, in addition to its sublime architecture, exhibits very rare pieces.
But getting to know the city means going down the old narrow streets until you will reach the first Portuguese National Pantheon, the Convent of Santa Cruz.