What is the main media in Coimbra?
The Centro region is the third-largest regional media market in Portugal. The Portuguese public radio and television broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal has regional offices and studios in Coimbra. The Diário de Coimbra and the Diário As Beiras are the two major newspapers based in Coimbra.
How many people live in Coimbra?
About 460,000 people live in the Região de Coimbra, comprising 19 municipalities and extending into an area of 4,336 square kilometres (1,674 sq mi). Among the many archaeological structures dating back to the Roman era, when Coimbra was the settlement of Aeminium, are its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus.
Is there a metro system in Coimbra?
A light-rail metro system, Metro Mondego, was proposed however the project was abandoned at the height of Portuguese financial crisis. Coimbra-A railway station. Coimbra has several rail stations. The principal station Coimbra-B is on the main line between Porto and Lisbon.
Why is Coimbra the capital of Portugal?
Although it ceased in the 13th century to serve as the capital of Portugal, Coimbra retains considerable importance as the centre of the former Beira province, now designated the Centro region.
What is Coimbra like?
Coimbra is a spellbinding city of poets and Fado, where, in every corner once lived a great author. It is the land of Inês de Castro and King Pedro, the two historical figures of Portuguese history.
Why study in Coimbra?
Coimbra has been called A cidade dos estudantes (The city of the students) or Lusa-Atenas (Lusitan-Athens), mainly because it is the site of the oldest and one of the largest universities in Portugal – the University of Coimbra, a public university whose origins can be traced back to the 13th century.
What are the best newspapers in Coimbra?
The Portuguese public radio and television broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal has regional offices and studios in Coimbra. The Diário de Coimbra and the Diário As Beiras are the two major newspapers based in Coimbra.
Where are the train stations in Coimbra?
There are two main train stations in Coimbra: Coimbra A, situated in the city center which mainly serves destinations within Coimbra, and Coimbra B (Estação Velha) where you can find the high-speed trains to cities and towns outside the Coimbra district.
How to get around in Coimbra?
The public transportation system in Coimbra is quite developed. The two major means of transportation in Coimbra are the bus and train. The bus is the cheapest means of public transport in Coimbra. The city’s bus network is run by the SMTUC (Coimbra Municipality Urban Transport Services) (website is in Portuguese).
What is the Coimbra Metrobus?
| Coimbra: The electric Metrobus is... The old Portuguese university town of Coimbra, picturesquely situated on several hills on the banks of the Rio Mondego, is the starting point of a remarkable regional public transport project.
How many lines does the Coimbra train system have?
The system would have had two lines with several stations: Line A: Coimbra-B- Hospital Line B: Coimbra-B- Serpinsalong the line of the old railway. Line A Coimbra B (train connections to Porto, Lisbon, Guarda, Figueira da Foz)
Which line would be the longest in the Coimbra region?
The Lousã Line would be the longest. The Line would be divided into two services: Urban Services and Suburban Services. Urban Services refer to the route within the city of Coimbra, starting at the Coimbra-B train station and ending at Vale das Flores. After this route, the route would pass to the outskirts of Coimbra, ending in Serpins.