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).
What to do in Condeixa-a-Nova
Pousada de Condeixa
Boutique accommodation, Pousada de Condeixa-a-Nova is close of Conímbriga. Simply decorated, cosy rooms, with country motifs and embellished with period furniture, make this unit the ideal place to spend a few days in communion with nature. An outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by a lawn, and a space for children, in the same garden, complete the offer of accommodation.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Casa-Museu Fernando Namora
A house-museum since 1990 that features the paintings once owned by Fernando Namora and other writers, the collections of his office and its collections of manuscripts, original notes and books. It also features some personal objects and cards, as well …
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 …
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.
This space is distinguished by its rustic décor and original. Proposes excellent dishes from tradit…
O restaurante .COME, em Condeixa-a-Nova, conseguiu debaixo do mesmo teto reunir o que de mais moder…
A simple and familiar space, located by the road, that serves regional Portuguese dishes.
A large and plesant space that has a small garden with a terrace. It serves national dishes, namely…
A rustic and familiar space that serves several grilled dishes.
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…
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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…
The origins of Lousã's municipality date back to the Roman occupation, from which derives its toponym, since "Lausus" is in fact a Roman name. The re…