The Physics Department of the University of Coimbra is at the top of Coimbra
Alta hill, leaning over the Mondego river.
Coimbra is a university town of about 150 000 inhabitants, including a large
fraction of young
students. It has a remarkable cultural heritage, testimony of its long history,
dating back to the Roman times.
The University of Coimbra was created in 1290 by king D. Dinis, being one of the oldest
universities in the world.
The Physics Department is the heir of the Faculty of Philosophy, created
It is installed in a building located in the Rua Larga, next to the
Porta Ferrea, the University Library, and the Faculties of Arts and Medicine.
Whenever you find yourself lost in the town, look for the University Tower,
right at the top of the Alta - it's the best reference point from almost any
place in Coimbra. The Physics Department
is just next to it.
The international airports
are Airport of Oporto (at about 100 km) and Airport of Lisbon (at about 200 km).
Both airports have regular flights to the main international
destinations [see more...].
Travel Lisbon → Coimbra by train:
there are comfortable trains arriving hourly. The journey takes about 2
hours [see more...].
Travel Oporto → Coimbra by train:
there are comfortable trains arriving hourly. The journey takes about 1
hour [see more...].
Travel by car:
Coimbra is located at the centre of Portugal and is served by
a good network of roads. You should take motorway A1 [see more...].
Travel by bus:
There are express buses arriving every hour both form Lisbon and
Oportoo [see more...].
Within the city of Coimbra:
Once in Coimbra you should take a bus or a taxi. The University is served
by several buses [see more...].
Given that the Physics Department is located in the city center many other points of interest are within walking
reach [see map].