NEAR THE CENTURIES-OLD UNIVERSITY
WITH A VIEW OF THE MONDEGO
With a stunning view over the Mondego River, the Vila Galé Coimbra hotel is close to the historic center of the student city.
The dance was the theme chosen for the decoration of this hotel in Coimbra, which has 229 modern rooms, adapted for guests who are travelling on leisure or business. But you may also “twirl” by the outdoor pool and contemplate the river therefrom, by the two restaurants, the bar or the library. To get your well-deserved rest, take a break at the Satsanga spa, which features an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and gym.
This hotel in Coimbra also includes a conventions and events area with a 600 people capacity. The wi-fi service is free of charge throughout the entire Vila Galé Coimbra hotel.
Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the centuries-old University of Coimbra, with 700 years of academic tradition, and its majestic 18th century library, are only a few minutes’ walk away. The same applies to the Museum of Science, which has permanent exhibits on Physics and Zoology. Also easily accessible from this hotel in Coimbra, there are other major cultural interest areas such as the long staircase Quebra-costas, the Ancient Cathedral (Sé Velha), the Church of Santa Cruz, the Botanical Garden, the New Cathedral (Sé Nova) of the 16th century, and the Machado de Castro National Museum.
In the downtown area, stroll along the lively streets, full of small shops and traditional commerce, and the typical bars and restaurants, breathing in the student city’s young atmosphere.
Portugal dos Pequenitos (literally, Portugal for the Little Ones), featuring replicas of typical Portuguese villages, monuments in miniature, and even the Fátima Sanctuary, 80 kilometers away by car, also guarantee a culture-filled trip.