Destination guide

Historical Coimbra will entice you

Take a holiday 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 such as Santa Cruz Church and Old Cathedral of Coimbra. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling to and around Coimbra

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

How many holiday rentals are available around Coimbra?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 162 holiday lettings around Coimbra. From 16 cottages to 11 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Coimbra? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Coimbra. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Portugal dos Pequenitos: 271 holiday lettings
  • Praca da Republica: 267 holiday lettings
  • Upper Town: 271 holiday lettings
  • Almedina Tower: 265 holiday lettings
  • Pedro and Ines Footbridge (Ponte Pedro y Ines): 250 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Cottages in Coimbra?

Yes, of course. offers 16 Cottages in Coimbra. Our other popular types of Coimbra holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 78 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Coimbra?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 46 holiday homes with pool available in Coimbra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.