Located in the central region, the sub-region of the lower Mondego, Condeixa-a-Nova makes borders with the following municipalities: Coimbra, Penela, Soure, Miranda do Corvo and Montemor-o-Velho. It is a county that perfectly combines the city atmosphere with the mountainous landscape. The mild , typically Mediterranean, climate along with the profusion of running water, made Condeixa become a municipality of rare natural beauty. Examples of this beauty are Gruta da Lapinha, Canhão do Rio dos Mouros, Buracas do Casmilo and Paul de Arzila nature reserve. We can find viewpoints at Janeanes and Círculo mountains with stunning panoramic views over the entire county. One of the must-see places in the municipality is Conímbriga, one of the most visited points in the country. This ancient Roman city, built over an iron age settlement, highlights an about 1500 meters long walled structure. These ruins are classified as a National Monument. Be sure to also visit the remainder built heritage, specially its many palaces. The regional gastronomy is rich and varied, but the most popular dishes are the wood-oven baked lamb served with roasted potatoes and cooked turnip greens, and the goat or lamb chanfana (kind of stew made with red wine), served with boiled potatoes. Try also the famous Rabaçal cheese and the escarpiada (kind of sweets with cane sugar, olive oil and cinnamon filling).
Where to eat in Condeixa-a-Nova
A rustic and welcoming space that serves several regional cuisine specialities.
A simple and welcoming space that serves a few well prepared regional specialities.
A simple and familiar space, located on a villa's ground floor, that serves fine regional dishes.
This space is distinguished by its rustic décor and original. Proposes excellent dishes from tradit…
A simple and familiar space that serves national and regional dishes.
What to do in Condeixa-a-Nova
Museu Monográfico de Conímbriga
A museum located by the entrance to the roman town. It has a permanent exhibition that features local uses, artistic and cultural phenomena of the first millenium bC to the 6th century AD. They are grouped by themes: daily life, architecture and religion, through a large number of objects and fragemts of metal, ceramics, glass, stone (including sculptures), stucco, mural …
Ruínas de Conímbriga
The former Roman city of Conímbriga was constructed above a population from the late Iron Age and here it stands out its monumental defensive wall with about 1500 metres long. The entrance was probably made through a vaulted structure with two doors of which one was a movable door. This last opening was fortified by two small towers. It is …
Aqueduto Romano de Conímbriga
This ancient aqueduct can still observe the water catchment area for the Roman city of Conímbriga and traces to an extension of 3550 feet. Water catchment system, the remains of the "castellum" (Tower of abstraction) of rectangular plant are clearly …
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça / Igreja Matriz de Ega
Manueline building where stands out the gate assigned to Marcos Pires, the triumphal arch and the vault of the chancel of Diogo de Castilho. The altarpiece of the main Chapel, triptych, presents in the center pane Nossa Senhora da Graça …
Palácio dos Lemos / Palácio Ramalho Lemos / Palácio Sotto Maior
This is an 18th century palace with the façade delimited by two small towers and an entrance overcome by a pediment rising above the cornice. To stress the openings, the forged iron, the stonework and the chapel. The central body …
Buracas do Casmilo
This place results from the falling of the hill's central part while only the extreme lateral parts remain visible. Those parts have holes that are vestiges of the cave that once existed there.
Castellum de Alcabideque
Tower of catchment, located next to a tank triggered by instinct, which served essentially to grasp and raise the water for his subsequent transport through an aqueduct with three kilometres to the city of Conímbriga.
Palácio dos Figueiredos
This is a sixteen hundreds palace displayed in three bodies, in which the central body gives access to a yard with stairs leading to a balcony. It possesses a noble and symmetric façade with six bays in each lateral body.
Parque Verde da Ribeira de Bruscos
A park with an area of approximately 45000 m2 along the Bruscos brook. A wide, pleasant space with some sculptures, stone tables and benches and a wide tree area.
Where to sleep in Condeixa-a-Nova
Com uma localização única, perto das históricas ruínas de Conimbriga, do centro de Coimbra e das Aldeias de Xisto, o Conímbriga Hotel do Paço resulta da remode…
Boutique accommodation, Pousada de Condeixa-a-Nova is close of Conímbriga. Simply decorated, cosy rooms, with country motifs and embellished with period furnit…
Rustic house dating from the 19TH century, divided into two separate buildings-the main house and the mill. Spacious, rustic and in full contact with nature, i…
Pampilhosa da Serra
Between the Serra da Estrela and the Serra do Açor and da Lousã, in Beira Baixa, is hidden the Pampilhosa da Serra and its ten parishes. Your name, a…
Figueira da Foz
Figueira da Foz, located on the Atlantic coast, along the mouth of the Mondego river, is known as the "Queen of Costa da Prata", thanks to its beauti…
The toponym of the municipality derives from the term "pen" and "grave", the first of which gave rise to the potuguese word "penha" (lot or rock) and…
Located in the Centre of the country, Penela is the southernmost municipality of the Coimbra district, bordering Ansião, Figueiró dos Vinhos, Condeix…