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    Map of Portugal Coimbra is an old university town situated between Lisbon (200 km) and Oporto (100 km) and about 35 km from the Atlantic coast at Figueira da Foz. It is easily reached from Lisbon and Oporto, which both have international airports, by train (2h from Lisbon, 1h15m from Oporto) or by bus. The A1 motorway from Lisbon to Oporto passes close to Coimbra; there are also good road connections with Spain through Salamanca.
    Coimbra was the first capital of Portugal in the 12th Century; the university dates from 1290. The University is located on a hill overlooking the river above the centre of the town and within the former castle. Apart from the university, the historical and cultural centre of Coimbra has many interesting places to visit including the Igreja de Santa Cruz (Holy Cross Church) and the Sé Velha (Old Cathedral, 12th Century).
    Outside Coimbra there are many tourist attractions - monuments from the Roman era to the present day, mountains, spas and beaches.  

    A touristic guide of Coimbra