The Machado de Castro National Museum is one of the most important Fine Arts museums in Portugal. It was named in honor of the outstanding Coimbra sculptor Machado de Castro. Its assets include important sculpture, painting and decorative arts. It occupies the former premises of the Bishop's Palace of Coimbra and a large new building, inaugurated in 2012. It is located in Largo Dr. José Rodrigues, parish of Sé Nova, Coimbra.
The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest still operating universities in the world, the oldest and one of the largest universities in the country. Comprised of 3 centers, 8 faculties and 18 museums, the institution also has the Botanical Garden and the Coimbra University Stadium in a space with 24 815 students in 2010.
Rio Mondego is one of the most beautiful rivers for the practice of adventure sports. Going down the river is an excellent opportunity to discover the nature that surrounds this river and spend a different morning. It is accessible to all ages and physical conditions.