This utterly unpretentious old townhouse has been transformed in 1993 into a friendly Bed and Breakfast, where guests will be welcomed with the so well known Portuguese hospitality. Hidden in the heart of Coimbra’s historical centre, next to the old University with the famous library, Biblioteca Joaninha and tucked away in the student’s quarter, B&B Casa Pombal will stir your feelings of nostalgia for those student years.
Museum Machado do Castro, located in the former Bishop’s Palace, is one of our ‘neighbours’, meaning that concerts and other cultural events held in the museum, but also in the biblioteca Joaninha or the chapel of the old University, take place ‘around the corner’.
Nearby as well is the Botanical Garden where one can relax and enjoy nature and silence.
Restaurants with typical Portuguese food and terraces are on 10 walking distance. But guests can also relax and have a drink at the sunny and with grapes covered patio or on the terrace with a marvelous view!
The enthusiastic staff will do everything to make you feel at home in Guesthouse Casa Pombal as well as in Coimbra and therefore inform you about cities highlights and cultural events, as there is the most interesting Santa Clara Convent and famous Coimbra Fado music.
Start you day in the traditionally Portuguese tiled room with a delicious Dutch style breakfast buffet with also a variety of options for vegetarians; wonder around in the neighbourhood and visit all these places of interest, get lost in those small alleys and arrive downtown at the cosy old commercial part of Coimbra.
In this friendly medieval student town, with its original roots from the Roman times, you can forget about time and feel really on holiday in Portugal.