A romantic Valentine’s Day in Portugal – Part 3


From a romantic Valentine’s Day in Portugal we got to explore some of the most wonderful corners of this beautiful country. It might be interesting to remind that February is a pleasant month in Portugal.

While the rest of Europe still struggles with the cold and the snow, Lisbon and Porto and the ever sunny Algarve are already experiencing spring-like weather and a bright sun in the last month of winter. So if you are searching for a last-minute deal in a beautiful warm place in Europe to take your loved one on Lover’s Day, Portugal just might be the place for you.

And if we still haven’t convinced you so far, we will today! Because we talk about a couple of really beautiful places under the yellow Portuguese sun.
Number one is the beautiful medieval and universitary town of Coimbra. It is bisected by the Rio Mondego and at night, under the pale electric light, it still shines in a specter of bright colors and takes your breath away. It is one of the most scenic places in Portugal and it is a place steeped in history, home to a five century old university, the greatest in the country.

But as you might imagine, Coimbra is much more than a simple university town. It is a wonderful romantic destination and to convince you, here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy here:
Boat trip on the lovely river under the moonlight;
For a “geeky” kind of love – and let’s admit it, this is so cute – you can go for a visit to the Museu Nacional Machado de Castro, the history and art museum of town.

A kiss among the relics of the old Moorish part of town.

Could this be the place for you? You can definitely find out! And you can get there from Lisbon with a Lisbon car rental.