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Interesting & Picturesque

Running basically from the stunning church of Santa Cruz and the Town Hall, over the hill and down... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
pakabay
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Adelaide, Australia
Old Coimbra with a modern twist

Rua Ferreira Borges is located in old town Coimbra, we didn't have any trouble finding parking. I... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
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8 Oct 2018
“Interesting & Picturesque”
9 Dec 2017
“could be much better”
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Running basically from the stunning church of Santa Cruz and the Town Hall, over the hill and down to the River and the Santa Clara bridge, this shopping street is full of character. Full of a variety of retailers, including clothing, gift/souvenir shops, cafes and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pakabay
Reviewed 9 December 2017

this is suppsoed to be coimbra's high street but sadly most of the shops are closed and gives it a sad feelling, the city hall should really make this more dynamic and attract different kinds of businesses.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank rmcc83
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Rua Ferreira Borges is located in old town Coimbra, we didn't have any trouble finding parking. I was wondering why after 2 on a saturday parking is free, it is vecause they stores close mostly from 2 to 4 or 5 then reopen. Not something...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Just as you leave Santa Cruz Church, visiting it is almost a must, you find Rua Visconde da Luz and Rua Ferreria Borges that make up a busy pedestrianised street, full of shops and dotted with some buildings from the "belle epoque" that leads to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A landmark for Coimbra, it has a wide range of shops to visit, coffee shops to rest and enjoy some the traditional sweets. It is a fantastic place to buy gifts, clothes, things for the house. You will find a little bit of everything.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ana C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is one of the quaintest streets in medieval Coimbra and well worth the visit and stroll down beside the shops and restaurants. Locals and visitors alike will always find something to their liking, whether just window browsing or else admiring the architecture and quaint...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Douglas552
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Good for walking with kids because there are no cars. A lot of traditional shops with nice prices. Worth a visit for sure.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Cristina_Hugo
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Where the locals of Portugal live when living outside of tourist area. Very close to the action of old town but yet has the neighborhood feel of the locals. One of the few areas with parks and trees in the city. Its the neighborhood alternative...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jodi G
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Once Rua Ferreira Borges was the street in the old Baixa (downtown) where the expensive shops were located. Now many of them have closed down or moved to the 2 new large shopping centres in the city. There are some buildings of architectural interest, but...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank martyncymro
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