Coimbra is called the Portuguese city of students. Built and grown around the University Coimbra, Coimbra is one of the most interesting touristic spots in Portugal.
There are multiples buildings in Coimbra which reflect the richness of the Portuguese Monarchy during the Overseas Empire Period representing true architectural masterpieces, including the “Sala dos Capelos”, Museum of Science, “Santa Cruz Church” and the most important “Biblioteca Joanina”.
“Biblioteca Joanina” is the baroque library of the University of Coimbra,its interior is covered in gold and it was recognised in 2013 by the british “The Telegraph” as “the most spectacular library in the world”.
However, it was only in 2013 that the University's magnificent buildings and sights have been recognised as UNESCO World Heritage.
The Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra - CHUC (Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Center) belongs to the University of Coimbra. This complex is known as a centre of research with a broad range of clinical services and medical specialities. Nowadays, the main centre of CHUC operates in HUC - Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, inaugurated in 1987 in Celas area of Coimbra. There are many other buildings of this centre, dispersed around a large area in Coimbra, forming a huge Medical complex.
IBILI - Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences is a research Institution of the Faculty of Medicine – University of Coimbra and relies on excellent clinical and laboratory facilities as well as on a highly skilled and multidisciplinary scientific staff.
IBILI is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in health sciences. Particular strengths include research in Vision Sciences. IBILI is evaluated regularly by an independent panel from“Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia” (FCT) and has been judged as“Excellent” in 1999, 2004 and 2008 evaluations.
IBILI fosters an environment for research, education and training that promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to health sciences, crossing traditional boundaries between Medicine, Biology and Engineering.
ANEM Portugal provides you the lodging and lunch tickets - 1 meal per week day in local student canteen. There is usually a choice between two plates (fish or meat) and also a vegetarian option. No Pocket Money provided.
You’re going to stay in student’s dorms . Most rooms are double; toilets and showers are shared. Laundry room and kitchen are available. Male and female students are lodged on different floors of the residence.
Lisbon-Coimbra is about 200km, which can be made in about 2 hours, by train or bus. You can take a bus expresso/national or a train to go to Coimbra.There are 2 train stations in Lisbon: Santa Apolónia station, in the centre of thecity, and Oriente station – with connections by bus and underground- in «Parque das Nações».Lisbon airportFrom this airport, you can take the subway (1.4€ Red Track) or a taxi.
Porto-Coimbra is about 100km, which can be made in about 1hour, by train or bus. You can take a bus expresso/national or a train to go to Coimbra.There are 2 trains stations in Porto: S.Bento station, in the centre of the city,and Campanhã station – with underground connection.Porto (Francisco Sá Carneiro) airportFrom this airport, you can take the underground (the newest Violet/E line –www.metrodoporto.pt or +351 808 205 060) to Campanhã station; aerobus,from the airport to the city center; a bus (nº 601 or 87 link various parts of thecity with the airport); and a taxi.
In Coimbra the students usually prefer to travel on foot, however you can use the Local Bus Network (SMTUC) to travel if you prefer.
detailed plane information: www.ana.pt and detailed train information: www.cp.pt
- Sé Velha (Old Cathedral)
- Sé Nova (New Cathedral)
- Portugal dos Pequenitos (Young people's Portugal)
- Biblioteca Joanina (Library)