Destination guide

Historic Coimbra will entice you

Take a vacation to Coimbra and enjoy the area's history, monuments and museums. Well known for its university setting, churches and local tours, this walkable city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like Santa Cruz Church and Old Cathedral of Coimbra. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Coimbra

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Coimbra has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Portugal dos Pequenitos (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Biological Park of Serra da Lousa (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Curia Golf Club (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Coimbra

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Coimbra is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jardim da Manga (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Jardim Botanico (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • National Forest of Bussaco (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Mealhada City Park (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Serpin River Beach (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Senhora da Piedade River Beach (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Coimbra

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Coimbra Station.

Where to stay around Coimbra?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 176 vacation rentals near Coimbra. From 59 Houses to 62 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Coimbra for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Coimbra?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Coimbra. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Portugal dos Pequenitos: 242 vacation rentals
  • Coimbra University: 237 vacation rentals
  • Biblioteca Joanina: 238 vacation rentals
  • Jardim da Manga: 231 vacation rentals
  • Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha: 240 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coimbra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Coimbra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 59 Houses in Coimbra. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Coimbra include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 62 rentals available
  • Villas: 13 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Coimbra?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 62 vacation rentals with pool available in Coimbra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.