Dona Ines Coimbra

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Rua Abel Dias Urbano, 12, Coimbra, Beiras, 3000-001, Portugal
Hotel Dona Ines
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Costs about the same, but rated 10% higher than other 3.5 star hotels

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transportation from Lisboa to mortagua area of coimbra

by lonebro

Hello outthere. I'll need an advice regarding transportation for my 2 boys, who are going to arrive friday 11th og february at 11.10 in Lisboa airport going to Aguieira. A taxi costs 265 Euro. I gather it will be cheaper to take train to Coimbra and a taxi from there? Best regards Lone, Denmark

Re: transportation from Lisboa to mortagua area of coimbra

by 64novpt

Hello, to go to Coimbra they'll have both the bus or the train. Look at for the bus and for the trains, both sites have english versions.
Depending on exactly what town is their final destination, they may even have buses from Lisboa.
Is their accomodation at Mortagua or at Agueira dam?

Re: transportation from Lisboa to mortagua area of coimbra

by cassiovieggore

I live in Brazil and I'll try to give you up some legs. Open the links below and assure yourself it's not hard to go from Lisbon Airport to Mortagua by railroad, bus and taxi:

From Lisbon airport take a bus/van to Gare do Oriente railway station, from there take a train to Santa Comba Dão, and then take a taxi to the Hotel.,-8.23061

I belive your boys will carry out this adventure. It would be easier for me since in Brazil and Portugal the language spoken is Portuguese.
Good luck! Cassiovieggore

Re: transportation from Lisboa to mortagua area of coimbra

by lonebro

Hi :-) The accomodation is at the Dam :-)

Re: transportation from Lisboa to mortagua area of coimbra

by 64novpt

Whit Rede Expressos the village that has direct connections to Lisboa by bus is S Comba Dão (around 8 Km away from the dam) several buses by day (one departing at 15:45 arriving at 19:15). You may purchase or book your ticket up to 14 days prior to the day of travel. These buses depart from Sete Rios, at the airport they'll have the AEROSHUTTLE that goes that direction, every 30 minutes.
If the train is an option than they'll have a regional line (heading to Guarda) that stop's at S. Comba Dão and some trains also at Mortágua (it's the case of the 13:39 train arriving at 16:08). You may purchase your ticket up to 30 days prior to the day of travel. These trains depart from Estação do Oriente (Lisboa-Oriente), at the airport also the AEROSHUTTLE that goes that direction, every 30 minutes.

Travel Tips for Coimbra

Pedro and Inês love story

by Rita.E

the love story of D. Pedro and Dª Inês is the most romantic episode of the portuguese history and some of it took place in Coimbra. I'll try to resume it:

Prince Pedro of Portugal was about to marry Princess Constanza of Spain.When Constanza arrived in Portugal, Inês de Castro, the daughter of a Castilian landed aristocrat accompanied her as her lady-in-waiting. Pedro fell in love with Inês very quickly and the two conducted an affair until Constanza's death in 1345. The scandal of this affair caused King Afonso(Pedro's father) to banish Inês from court, but this did not end the relationship since the two began living together in secret. This period was when Pedro began giving Inês' brothers important positions at court. This behavior alarmed King Afonso and made him believe that upon his death the Portuguese throne would fall to Castilians. This is the official motive behind Afonso's next actions: he sent three men to find Inês and murder her in 1355. Pedro's rage at the murder of his love is what supposedly sparked his desire to revolt against his father. This revolt lasted from 1355 until 1356 when Afonso defeated his son. One year later, in 1357, Afonso died and Pedro succeeded the throne.

The three men who killed Inês had escaped to Castile, but Pedro arranged for them to be exchanged with Castilian fugitives residing in Portugal. One man escaped, but the other two were brought to justice, and is said that Pedro ripped their hearts out with his own bare hands.

Legend holds that Pedro later had Inês' body exhumed and placed on a throne, dressed in rich robes and jewels, and required all of his vassals to kiss the hand of the deceased "queen". This has never been proven, but what is known is that Pedro did have Inês' body exhumed from her resting place in Coimbra and taken to Alcobaça where her body was laid to rest in the monastery. Pedro had two tombs commissioned for the monastery, one for each of them. The tombs still exist today; they are images of Pedro and Inês facing each other, and inscribed on the marble is "Até o fim do mundo..." or "Until the end of the world..."

So romantic....

D. Pedro and Dª Inês used to get together in the "quinta das lágrimas" garden and it was there that the three men killed Dª Inês. where they used to meet is now the "Fonte dos amores" (Love funtain) and where she was killed is now the "Fonte das lágrimas" (tears fountain). It reaaly deserves a visit.

Near Óbidos, you may see also,...

by acilina

Near Óbidos, you may see also, Óbidos Lagoon and Foz do Arelho beach. This is an aerial view of this zone.
If you clik on this photo you will see the details.
See also the travelogues for more pictures.

studentless streets

by arasnosliw

I know I complained about the lack of people in Coimbra in August in my introduction, but I would like to modify that statement just a bit. Sure, the city dies down because a huge majority of the population (aka students) are on vacation. The streets are still full of locals, and I found these old-timers to be very intriguing. I encountered many old women who have lived in Coimbra their entire lives, and they were friendly and helpful. They were great conversationalists.

"Sempre em frente"

by arasnosliw

As a foreigner, I've experienced a lot of troubles with directions when living in Portugal. I doubt this is a local's way of saying "I don't know," but every time I asked walking directions to any location, they would respond with "sempre em frente." Now that loosely translates to keep going straight or just ahead. I know that most places I was trying to find weren't just straight ahead. If someone doesn't know names of streets for you to turn on, they will simply point in the general direction of where you are trying to get to and throw you a vague "sempre em frente"....Thank them graciously for their ambiguous help.

AAC - Associação Académica de Coimbra

by rp6686

Associação Académica de Coimbra (Academic Association of Coimbra), the Coimbra University Student's Union, the oldest university in Portugal.
There is a football club with the same name, that started being a section of the student's association, but later became an autonomous entity. This club has also a long tradition in portuguese football.


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