Coimbra is the third largest Portugues town along the camino and offers all services and numerous accommodation options, but no pilgrim specific albergues yet.
Fireworks on the 4th of July, in celebration of Queen Elizabeth of Portugal.
If you are keen to pass through Coimbra, turn left after crossing the bridge and begin following the river walk. It will pass underneath the highway and then turn right to parallel a canal (on your left). Stay on this paved road through a roundabout and soon you will have a different canal on...
Coimbra was the capital of Portugal during the 12th and 13th centuries, it lost prominence to the port of Lisbon but gained instead the University of Coimbra which remains the oldest university in the Portugues speaking world.