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Silver Coast Blog

The bloggers -who are reside, live and enjoy here- do like to share their everyday worries at the Silver Coast and abroad.

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Active holiday

Active holiday

For an active holiday or a just a sportive day

The Costa de Prata is sunny, has beautiful historic places and buildings, but also many possibilities for an active day.

The Atlantic Ocean offers great possibilities for activities on or in the water.  But don't worry, also on land or in the aire you can have a great and sporty day out.

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Welcoming Stays

Welcoming Stays

The Costa de Prata offers a wide selection of accommodations

Child friendly places, or a quiet retreat for couples, modern or romantic, bed and breakfast, selfcatering homes or a luxury lodge with swimming pool: the choice is yours. However they all have something in common: they are always hospitable!

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Beaches

Beaches

Clean, sunny and spacious

The Silver Coast has several types of beaches. There are beaches with everything you need, other beaches are more natural and quiet.

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Worth-seeing

Worth-seeing

Too much to mention!

Maybe the main reason why the Costa de Prata is so renowned, is the huge number and quality of things to see and do.

The vast beaches, remarkable nature, special museums, historic cities and monastries, picturesque villages. It's really too much to mention but we try anyway.

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For the tastiest pizzas and pasta you go to Portobello.

View on the bay, good food, friendly service.

Additional Info

  • Details

  • Telephone 262 980 256
  • Address R. Cândido dos Reis
  • Place 2460-637, São Martinho do Porto

The most important university city in Portugal

Started as a Roman settlement, Coimbra is home to the University of Coimbra, the oldest academic institution (14th century) in the Portuguese-speaking world and one of the oldest in Europe.

A number of wellknown Portuguese people were born in Coimbra, like the poet Francisco Sá de Miranda (16th century) and sculptor Machado de Castro (18th century).
Poet Luis de Camões and the saint Santo António studied in Coimbra.

Before seizing the power over the country, Salazar was professor in economics at Coimbra’s university.

Scenic location

Coimbra is picturesquely situated at the river Mondego. A walk through the city is very worthwhile. Most attractions are so close to eachother that you can get a very good impression of the city in just one day. The old city centre is on top of a very steep hill, so a walk to the university buildings on top of the hill can be a bit exhausting. You can get a city map at the tourism office.

There are lots of things to see and do in Coimbra, for detailed information it’s best to bring a travelguide.

But whatever you do, you must see the main building of the Universidade de Coimbra, with the Biblioteca Velha (university’s library, 1728) as undisputed highlight.

www.uc.pt/en

In Conímbriga one of the largest Roman settlements of Portugal was found, and therefore declared National Monument.

The remains are of a very good quality. You can see an aquaduct of about 3 kilometers of length, a part of the forum and a temple, some graves, fortress walls with towers, and the foundations of some houses.

At the "Casa dos Mosaicos", the house with mosaics, you can see beautiful decorations with geometric figures, flower ornaments, and animal images.

At the "Casa das Termas", the house with the thermal baths, you can recognize the hot and cold baths. You can also see the heating system that used underfloor hot air circulation to heat the rooms. A system that is still in use nowadays!

In the Museu Monográfico, also part of the site, you can see all kinds of objects that were found in the excavations, like coins and surgical tools.

www.conimbriga.pt

Exploring the area by horse

For riding lessons or hacks you can contact:

CEIA (Centro Equestre Internacional de Alfeizerão) (website only in Portuguese, but they also speak English).

Centro Hípico de Alcaria, in de Serra de Aire e de Candeeiros. Check their website for all activities, and for contact details.

Quinta do Pinheiro Manso, close to Leiria, for riding lessons or hacks. Click here for more information.

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