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The Locations of the Bridges Conference in the University of Coimbra

Lecture Hall/Art Exhibition (Morning Sessions)

Auditório da Reitoria
Rua Larga
Universidade de Coimbra

(Between the Physics and Chemistry Departments)

GPS | 40.207317, -8.424171

Here is a link to the Google map, with a tag on the exact location.

Mathematics Department (Afternoon Sessions)

Praça Dinis
3000 Coimbra

Here is a link to the Google map, with a tag on the exact location.

Here is a link to a map prepared by the Mathematics Department that shows you many locations important to participants:


Free of Charge Bus Service to the Conference Site Provided by SMTUC Bus Company

Show your 2011 Bridges Coimbra nametag to use this service.

Every Bridges participant will have FREE access to the public transportation system within Coimbra.

map with bus routes

orange circleBus Stop
red arrowLines: 11, 11C and 24 (Arnado – Arcos do Jardim)
blue arrowLines: 19T, 25, 25T, 29, 30 (Arnado – Praça da República)
green arrowLines: 1A (Arnado – Universidade)
cyan arrowLines: 103 (Av. Fernão Magalhães – Universidade)

Timetables available here:

Please Note: Lines 103 and 1A will take you from Tivoli Hotel (Palácio da Justiça Bus Stop) to the conference site (University Bus Stop). Your trip will take about 15 minutes.

For Bridges participants in Almedina: In addition to other busses from the Tivoli Hotel (Palácio da Justiça Bus Stop) you may use Av. Fernão de Magalhães Bus Stop for Line 103.

The morning time schedule for 103 and 1A that will fit the conference morning sessions (to be in the conference's site before 9:30 AM) are:

103: 7:40, 7:55, 8:10, 8:30, 8:40, 8:50 AM
1A: 8:20, 8:40, 8:55 AM

All other lines (11, 11C, 24, 19T, 25, 25T, 29, 30) will take you close to the conference's site but then you need to walk for a few minutes. Please note that in this case you need to get out of the bus at Arcos do Jardim Bus Stop for 11, 11C and 24 and Praça da republica Bus Stop for 19T, 25, 25T, 29, 30.


Walking Path Map

Click to see a map showing the best ways to walk between locations at Bridges 2011 or view the embedded map below.

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About Coimbra

Coimbra is a city in Coimbra Municipality in Portugal. It served as the country's capital during the First Dynasty (12th Century) and remains home to the University of Coimbra, the first academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world and one of the first in Europe.

The city proper has a population of more than 100,000. However, over 430,000 people live in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Coimbra, comprising 16 municipalities and spreading over 3,372 km2. It is the seat of the Centro region, as well as of the District of Coimbra and the Baixo Mondego subregion. Like most university cities, Coimbra is home to many students from elsewhere, including thousands of international students.

Coimbra is one of the most important urban centers of Portugal after the much larger Lisbon Metropolitan Area and Porto Metropolitan Area. Coimbra plays a role as the chief urban centre of the central part of the country. The city contains important archeological remains of structures dating from the time when it was the Roman town of Aeminium, such as its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus, as well as from the period when it served as the capital of Portugal (from 1139 to about 1260). In the Late Middle-Ages, declining as the political centre of the Kingdom of Portugal, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre with the foundation of the University of Coimbra in 1290. The university attracts visitors from around the world due to its monumental buildings and history, making the city an important touristic destination.

Coimbra's location within Portugal

Coimbra's location within Portugal