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Guidebook for Miranda do Corvo

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Guidebook for Miranda do Corvo

Food Scene
The restaurant is basic, but the food is good, and there is a wide choice. The staff are extremely friendly .
Restaurante Rio Mondego
110/111 Praça do Comércio
The restaurant is basic, but the food is good, and there is a wide choice. The staff are extremely friendly .
This is a 'sister' restaurant to Rio Mondego, and has more inside space, which has more character than the original.
Restaurante Rio Mondego II
This is a 'sister' restaurant to Rio Mondego, and has more inside space, which has more character than the original.
A baker's which still uses wood fuelled ovens to bake the bread. it is open Saturdays and Sundays as a cafe, and you can arrange bread to be delivered to your door Monday - Friday. A van stops in Barbens on Saturday morning, and usually has a selection of bread and cakes.
Padaria Baptista
A baker's which still uses wood fuelled ovens to bake the bread. it is open Saturdays and Sundays as a cafe, and you can arrange bread to be delivered to your door Monday - Friday. A van stops in Barbens on Saturday morning, and usually has a selection of bread and cakes.
Basic food in a simple atmosphere, but good food and price.
O Bigodes
8 R. Misericórdia
Basic food in a simple atmosphere, but good food and price.
More formal than most restaurants , but good value for money, and not 'stuffy'.
Cabeça Redonda
More formal than most restaurants , but good value for money, and not 'stuffy'.
This restaurant is on the N17 Raod from Coimbra. It is a fairly large place with a steady turnover of customers at lunchtimes (13h-15h). The portions tend to be large, so it may be an idea to share some of the main dishes.
Mimosa da Beira
This restaurant is on the N17 Raod from Coimbra. It is a fairly large place with a steady turnover of customers at lunchtimes (13h-15h). The portions tend to be large, so it may be an idea to share some of the main dishes.
Zé Padeiro
48 R. Arménio Costa Simões
Parks & Nature
A wide open space from which to enjoy the river.
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Parque del Mondego
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A wide open space from which to enjoy the river.
A beautiful garden in the centre of Coimbra, with lovely stone staircases and fountains. A wonderfully shady place on a hot day.
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Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra
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A beautiful garden in the centre of Coimbra, with lovely stone staircases and fountains. A wonderfully shady place on a hot day.
A park that is slightly out of the way. The gardens are where Dom Pedro and Inês de Castro met in secret, leading to the latter's execution. The hotel building is somewhere the Duke of Wellington stayed during the Peninsular War Campaigns.
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Jardins da Quinta das Lágrimas
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A park that is slightly out of the way. The gardens are where Dom Pedro and Inês de Castro met in secret, leading to the latter's execution. The hotel building is somewhere the Duke of Wellington stayed during the Peninsular War Campaigns.
The forest surrounds the magnificent Hotel which was once a Royal Hunting Lodge.
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National Forest of Buçaco
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The forest surrounds the magnificent Hotel which was once a Royal Hunting Lodge.
The forest was planted to 'suck up' (choupar) flood waters from the River Mondego. It is a beautiful place to stroll in rain or shine, and there is a kiosk from which to buy drinks and snacks.
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Choupal National Forest
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The forest was planted to 'suck up' (choupar) flood waters from the River Mondego. It is a beautiful place to stroll in rain or shine, and there is a kiosk from which to buy drinks and snacks.
The Centre for cross-country cycling and running is only a 10 minute walk from the house, and a good place to ask about hiking and cycling routes around the area.
Centro de Estágio Trail Running e BTT de Vila Nova
The Centre for cross-country cycling and running is only a 10 minute walk from the house, and a good place to ask about hiking and cycling routes around the area.
Although there is an observatory here, it is worth driving up to the mountain ridge where the landscape and the wind turbines majestically dwarf man... On many occasions I have taken a picnic up there and enjoyed the view and cooler air in summer. about a 10-15 minute drive from the house.
Observatório do Parque Éolico de Vila Nova
Although there is an observatory here, it is worth driving up to the mountain ridge where the landscape and the wind turbines majestically dwarf man... On many occasions I have taken a picnic up there and enjoyed the view and cooler air in summer. about a 10-15 minute drive from the house.
Everything Else
The closest beach to Miranda do Corvo is less than an hour away, on clear roads with lovely landscape to enjoy on the journey.
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Figueira da Foz
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The closest beach to Miranda do Corvo is less than an hour away, on clear roads with lovely landscape to enjoy on the journey.
The city of Tomar is small but beautiful. The place is famous for it's connection to the Knights Templar, and the stronghold they built is truly awe inspiring. It is about an hour's drive form the house, and worth a visit.
Tomar
The city of Tomar is small but beautiful. The place is famous for it's connection to the Knights Templar, and the stronghold they built is truly awe inspiring. It is about an hour's drive form the house, and worth a visit.
A religious shrine.
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Fátima
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A religious shrine.
Templo Ecuménico Universalista de Miranda do Corvo
Arts & Culture
The castle is one of several that formed a chain of defence during Portugal's battles fro Portugal against the Moors. It is situated on the way to Figueira da Foz, so the two could be combined.
Montemor-o-Velho
The castle is one of several that formed a chain of defence during Portugal's battles fro Portugal against the Moors. It is situated on the way to Figueira da Foz, so the two could be combined.
One of Europe's oldest universities,, and seeing the students walking around in their black cloaks is reminiscent of Harry Potter's Hogwarts.
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Universidade de Coimbra
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One of Europe's oldest universities,, and seeing the students walking around in their black cloaks is reminiscent of Harry Potter's Hogwarts.
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Biblioteca Joanina
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The subterranean Cryptoportico is amazing!
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National Museum Machado de Castro
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The subterranean Cryptoportico is amazing!
This archaeological Roman site has amazingly well preserved mosaic floors, and town layout . Well worth a visit ! There is also a museum for those rainy days.
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Ruínas de Conímbriga
7 R. das Ruínas
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This archaeological Roman site has amazingly well preserved mosaic floors, and town layout . Well worth a visit ! There is also a museum for those rainy days.
Entertainment & Activities
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Portugal dos Pequenitos
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As well as the animal park, there is a swimming pool, and the general grounds of the Quinta de Paiva are nice to stroll around. There is also a walking track alongside the Rio Dueça, which leads to the main square in Miranda do Corvo.
Ecological park Serra da Lousã
As well as the animal park, there is a swimming pool, and the general grounds of the Quinta de Paiva are nice to stroll around. There is also a walking track alongside the Rio Dueça, which leads to the main square in Miranda do Corvo.
Built for the 2004 European Football Championship, and home to Academica Football Club. The Alma shopping centre is part of the complex.
EFAPEL City of Coimbra Stadium
3 R. Dom Manuel I
Built for the 2004 European Football Championship, and home to Academica Football Club. The Alma shopping centre is part of the complex.
This 'River Beach' is only a 10-15 minute drive form the house, and a good place to picnic.
Louçainha
This 'River Beach' is only a 10-15 minute drive form the house, and a good place to picnic.
Shopping
Shops, food hall and cinema.
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Alma Shopping
207 R. Gen. Humberto Delgado
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Shops, food hall and cinema.
Essentials
Intermarché Miranda do Corvo
Lidl
Mini Preço Miranda do Corvo
34 R. João Paulo II
Just outside the supermarket there are self-service washing machines.
Modelo Continente Lousã
Just outside the supermarket there are self-service washing machines.
A place to refuel your vehicle.
Repsol
nº76 R. Arménio Costa Simões
A place to refuel your vehicle.