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    • Ferragudo v Alvor

      Alvor 12 hours ago

      having stayed in Ferragudo this summer there were certain aspects we enjoyed but found it a tad quiet ans small
      Is Alvor bigger and busier?

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      How to see the island of Sao Jorge in the Azores

      Ilha de São Jorge Yesterday

      I will be flying from Terceira to Sao Jorge and spending two days there (in December.) What is the best way to see the island, especially off the beaten path? (Renting a car is not an option.) I'm also interested in getting a flavor of the way of life through the people, but I don't speak Portuguese. Can one hire a taxi with an English speaking driver for a reasonable amount? Are there some hidden gems that shouldn't be missed? Oh, and is there anywhere that I could see women quilting? I hear this island is known for their colorful quilts.

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      Recommendations for a hotel or in on Sao Jorge island in The Azores?

      Ilha de São Jorge Yesterday

      Can anybody recommend a place to stay on Sao Jorge that is not modern? I want to experience the flavor of the island. A place that isn't too far from a town and with good views and perhaps a restaurant would be good. (I'm headed to The Azores for a week stay in December.)

    • Tavira v Ferragudo v Albufeira

      Tavira Sep 10, 2015 at 1:40 AM

      we stayed in Ferragudo August 2015 and found it charming with some very good quality restaurants

      but found it a little too quiet for our 3 teenage children

      Albufeira the year before but found that too touristy and loud in places
      Hoping that tavira is somewhere in the miiddle
      Any opinions really appreciated

    • Any tips for visiting Porto and exploring the Douro please?

      Porto Sep 14, 2015 at 5:15 AM

      Does anyone have advice for us, a couple, exploring the Porto/Douro area for the first time?

    • buying cider

      Carvoeiro Oct 5, 2015 at 6:28 AM

      can someone tell us if there is a supermarket like aldi or lidl to buy bottles of cider as we were there last month and the cider was very expensive as they didn't sell the 2 litre bottle like they do here thanks

    • connections between Boston to Lisbon( beginning of May 2016)

      Lisbon Sep 29, 2015 at 5:26 PM

      American flies thru Philadelphia. United flies thru Newark
      I have always flown through international airports, and never connected in the states.
      1. Which airport is easier to navigate?
      2. Does my luggage check through, or do I need to retrieve it after the 1st flight and then check it to the 2nd leg?
      3. Is 2 hours enough to connect thru both these airports? or should I aim for 3 hours to be safe?
      4. Any pros/cons to either airport/airlines re: being on time. or whatever.

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      Lisbon 5 to 6 days what are the must sees in and around?

      Lisbon Sep 30, 2015 at 1:07 PM

      We will be arriving mid morning Lisbon mid November and will have 5 1/2 days further to explore.
      Please provide a guide to pack the most in our short stay.

      1) What are must sees in the city itself?
      2) What destinations outside the city are must visits and how long do we require in each?
      3) Do you recommend staying the night at any of these outlying areas?
      4) Any other tips you can offer

      Thank You

    • Gents Outfitters

      by sheila3921 Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 3:20 AM

      My husband bought a Panama hat in a gents shop on the main road, right hand side as you are walking up to the Cathedral. Anyone know what it's called. The hat has been lost and I want to buy another one.

    • How to get from Coimbra to Bucaco Forest?

      by Ana-Stacy Online Now Aug 29, 2013 at 4:19 AM

      I'd like to walk in Bucaco Forest while staying in Coimbra for a couple of days. Is there any other way to get to the park except taxi? A bus would be great, any information? And if not, how much, do you reckon, the taxi will cost?

      5 Answers Aug 30, 2013 at 1:51 AM
    • Moises Transportes timetable

      by fabbo Online Now Jun 3, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      I noticed on the site that there are buses from Coimbra to Sandelgas. However, I could not find the departure times, or how long the trip is, or where to take the bus in Coimbra. Anyone knows how to get the timetables?

      2 Answers Jun 4, 2013 at 1:56 AM
    • Coimbra B

      by jcpwright Online Now Jun 2, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      Are there any hotels near Coimbra B station? i.e. easy walking distance

      2 Answers Jun 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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      visit on Good Friday

      by mediamind Online Now Mar 16, 2013 at 7:39 PM

      We are planning to visit Coimbra for a day on Good Friday (29th of March). Will the Old University and other attractions be open? Should we expect anything special due to this holiday? (More crowd or less crowd or closures because of ceremonies, etc.)
      Sorry for my ignorance, but this is not observed in Hungary (only Easter Monday), therefore I am not sure what to expect.
      Thanks in advance

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM
    • SMTUC pre-purchased passes

      by oscarraul Online Now Aug 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Do the SMTUC pre-purchased passes (SMTUC billhetes precomprados)are sold in or near the Coimbra bus station (Rodoviaria)? Thank you.

      1 Answer Aug 25, 2012 at 1:03 AM
    • Service for luggage and train tickets

      by Renata1966 Online Now Jun 18, 2012 at 5:03 AM

      Can you help me to find out if in Coimbra or Coimbra B stations are available services for leaving luggage for some hours whilest you visist the city?
      I would need also to know if train tickets allow you to make stops on your route. For example I come from Porto and go to Lisbon. Can I make a stop in Coimbra and take a later train to continue my trip or I can only by separate tickets from Porto to Coimbra and from Coimbra to Porto. Do the tickets have inscribed on them the number of the train so that they are valid only on that specific train number?

      10 Answers Jun 19, 2012 at 4:10 AM
    • transportation from Lisboa to mortagua area of coimbra

      by lonebro Online Now Jan 17, 2011 at 9:25 AM

      Hello outthere. I'll need an advice regarding transportation for my 2 boys, who are going to arrive friday 11th og february at 11.10 in Lisboa airport going to Aguieira. A taxi costs 265 Euro. I gather it will be cheaper to take train to Coimbra and a taxi from there? Best regards Lone, Denmark

      4 Answers Jan 17, 2011 at 5:38 PM
    • renting a property around coimbra

      by Eongraves Online Now Oct 17, 2010 at 8:28 AM

      can anybody help me to source temporary accomodation around Coimbra from november 2010, i am looking for either an old farm house or finca type of place or maybe a bit of land i can put a yurt up on, i need this for a few months whilst i look for land to buy, im not really fussy about the condition of the place, anything will be considered, thanks.

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      How to get from Porto airport to Coimbra?

      by Baiso Online Now Oct 8, 2010 at 7:34 AM

      Good day to all,
      I need your advice. on 13 th of November at 19.00 i will arrive in Poto airport...Can you advice how to get to Coimbra the same evening? Need your help :) thanks a lot.

      2 Answers Oct 8, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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      Coimbra University

      by Pitxu Online Now Oct 5, 2010 at 2:31 AM

      We would like to know how much time is neccessary to visit the university with the ticket including Library, Capel, Prison, etc.?

      Thank you

      2 Answers Oct 5, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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      any food market in coimbra

      by 9tigers Online Now Mar 21, 2010 at 1:02 PM

      I will visit during one of the week in oct but after oct 15th.
      like open stall markets or covered market that sale food, veggy and fruits...


      2 Answers Mar 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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      having visited cambridge and Oxford, do I still need to visit coimbra?

      by 9tigers Online Now Mar 20, 2010 at 11:23 AM

      it is just a university town correct? also if I go during mid october which is still school term, do most school close for public visit?


      7 Answers Mar 27, 2010 at 9:06 AM
    • Buses from Porto to Coimbra

      by Blutirohl Online Now Oct 19, 2009 at 6:08 AM

      I am travelling in to Porto airport from Birmingham this friday - my flight arrives at 20-10. Ideally I would like to get to Coimbra that same evening - is this possible by public transport?

      2 Answers Oct 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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      by Berta_5 Online Now Jul 6, 2009 at 5:54 PM

      Is any "República" a possible way to live for a foreign student? or is it only available for local people? I'm going to Coimbra next September by an Erasmus and I'm looking places to live there. I read some information about this kind of studiants' accommodation and I'm really interested to know it more. They have some web page or way to contact?

      Muito obrigada!

      1 Answer Jul 8, 2009 at 9:03 AM
    • Getting to Bussaco from Coimbra?

      by indylawsteve Online Now Jun 17, 2009 at 3:41 PM

      For our anniversary we are staying the night at the Hotel do Bussaco in Bussaco forest. Can anyone tell me the best way to get from Coimbra-b to Bussaco? We are arriving by train from Lisbon. Also, the next day we want to go to Conimbriga and will need to store our bags in Coimbra. Anyone know if bags can be stored at the bus or train stations? Thanks!

      2 Answers Jun 19, 2009 at 7:39 AM
    • TOUR

      by figaro7 Online Now Apr 14, 2007 at 9:38 PM

      Hi! Is there any one day guided tour from lisbon to coimbra?
      How much?

    • Luggage storage in Coimbra?

      by kinfra Online Now Jul 30, 2006 at 2:21 PM

      Hi. I'm going to Lisbon next week and on my way to Porto I'd like to stop in Coimbra. Does anyone know if there's a luggage deposit in one of Coimbra's stations (train and bus)?. Thanks. Andrea

      1 Answer Aug 3, 2007 at 7:28 PM
    • Go spain from Coimbra

      by Oracle_nacho Online Now Jun 29, 2006 at 4:11 AM

      Hi there, I would like to know how to get Salamanca from Coimbra. Maybe the correct forum is Salamanca, but i think people from Coimbra will know it better.

      Thank you people,


      2 Answers Jul 3, 2006 at 6:58 AM
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      Nightlife in Coimbra

      by littlebush Online Now May 27, 2004 at 11:32 AM

      Can anyone recommend some good bars/clubs in Coimbra? I am out there for the football, but like to go to a bar/club where i may meet some locals rather than a million english fans! Cheers

      2 Answers Jun 7, 2004 at 7:27 PM
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      Coimbra football stadium

      by littlebush Online Now May 12, 2004 at 12:46 PM

      Hi, does anyone out there live in Coimbra/know it well!/or even know anyone who does live there? I'm desperately trying to find out some details about the football stadium there! If anyone can help, I need to know the gate numbers to enter the stadium at the right hand end of the stadiumas you look at the pitch from the players tunnel, the end that is covered by the roof. Hope someone can help, just a long shot,thanks

      1 Answer May 12, 2004 at 1:46 PM