Things to do
Places to stay
13.09.2021 • 19.09.2021
Tower of the University of Coimbra
This week's edition is dedicated to Time: the greatest luxury of all. Time to discover impressive monuments. Time to learn from History. Time to plant a garden and to watch how perfectly trees and flowers grow. Time to bake exquisite meals. Time to shepherd the flocks at the heart of the most stunning natural landscapes. Time to embrace memories. While looking at the future.
Tropical greenhouse of the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra
To plant a garden is a task that takes commitment, love and the ability to wait. For a garden to completely grow, 20 to 25 years are necessary. The Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra is definitely one of the most iconic gardens in Portugal. The tropical greenhouse, dating back to 1859, has recently reopened its doors. A magical place within this true paradise at the heart of the historical city of Coimbra.
Chocalhos - Transhumace Festival
Chocalhos - Transhumance Festival will be held on September 18th and 19th in the colourful village of Alpedrinha, heavenly nested in Gardunha Mountain, in the surroundings of the city of Fundão. This outstanding festival celebrates the shepherds, the sheep and grazing, which is one of the most iconic activities of this region.
Moinho de Avis
Beautifully located in Montejunto Mountain, known for having the greatest amount of windmills in the Iberian Peninsula, Moinho de Avis is a must-see windmill that dates back to 1810.
Curral do Burro
The peculiar name of this restaurant "curral do burro", meaning "donkey stable" may sound strange, since this is a truly amazing place with a heavenly view over the surrounding landscape of Montejunto Mountain. However, the restaurant is actually housed in a former donkey stable.
Royal Ice Factory
The Royal Ice Factory is a testimony of those remote times when ice was produced for the Royal court in Lisbon. Life before the fridge era.
Beautifully embraced by the Zêzere River, Dornes is a picturesque village where time stands still. An enchanting place to discover off the beaten track, located in the north zone of Castelo de Bode dam, half an hour away from Tomar.