TiSSA Conference Tips

Coimbra is the fourth-largest urban centre in Portugal (after Lisbon, Porto and Braga), it is the largest city of the Centro Region. It is located on the banks of the Mondego and is best known for its university, the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe. As a result, Coimbra has over the years become known as the "town of students". Below you can find some tips while staying in Coimbra.


Location of the conference: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University Coimbra / +351 239 247 410; GPS: 40.209819,-8.4253435

Transport inside the city of Coimbra: Uber is our first recommendation; if not available, taxis are also a good option  (telf. +351 239 499 090; http://www.politaxis.pt/):

Parking options: There is no easy free parking near the Faculty. The nearest paid park is next to the marketplace “Mercado Municipal D. Pedro V” –

What to see while in Coimbra

Youtube video vídeo about Coimbra (4'37')'

Top 10 places to do and visit in Coimbra

Explore the surroundings of Coimbra

Thermal Centres:



Forest and National Parks (hiking, walking, breathing):

Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Serra da Lousã / Schist Villages

Wineries (try the local wine - ask for grape type “Baga” or wine from Region

‘’Bairrada’’: Quinta do Encontro

The Ocean in Figueira da Foz (45 min away)

Famous Portuguese Porcelain Factory Vista Alegre (50 min away)