What to do and see in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal: The Best Places and Tips

November 1, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Miranda do Corvo (Portuguese pronunciation: [miˈɾɐ̃dɐ ðu ˈkoɾvu]) is a town and a municipality in the Portuguese district of Coimbra, with an area of 126.38 square kilometres (48.80 sq mi) and 2011 population of 13,098 inhabitants.
Restaurants in Miranda do Corvo

1. Parque Biologico da Serra da Lousa

Miranda do Corvo | Serra da Lousa, Miranda do Corvo, Portugal
Excellent
46%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
9%
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1%
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4.5 based on 174 reviews

Parque Biologico da Serra da Lousa

Reviewed By PEDRO E - Leiria, Portugal

What a brilliant work is this people doing. The work with the community, with animals, with the forest. Fantastic. Congratulations.
We all should visit this place once in a year because their work is priceless.
We loved the quiet place, even in August, the importance of showing the portuguese land animals, the importance of showing the local farm to the city kids.
The most important, the work being made by the less fortunate of this life. God bless you all.

2. Aldeia de Gondramaz

Gondramaz, Miranda do Corvo, Portugal
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Aldeia de Gondramaz

Reviewed By Daniela R - Coimbra, Portugal

Hidden between mountain slopes of leafy vegetation and river Beaches with crystal clear water the schist villages are a great opportunity to spend moments of relaxation. The people are very hospitable and always have the time to welcome visitors and share their stories and traditions. In between, you can always try some gastronomic delights (made from recipes passed down from generation to generation) such as in the restaurant "Pátio do Xisto". If you decide to discover the surrounded forest by foot - Schist paths - you can encounter wild foxes or beautiful Waterfalls. It's not very far from the big cities and the mountain roads are in good condition.

3. Aldeia do Talasnal

Lousa, Lousa 3200, Portugal
Excellent
67%
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4.5 based on 179 reviews

Aldeia do Talasnal

Reviewed By EdnaNorthGalilee - North Galilee

There was nothing open in the village at this time of the year. The walk in the nature and in the village were enjoyable.

4. Fraga da Pena Falls

M518 | Serra do Açor, Pardieiros, Portugal
Excellent
68%
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26%
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6%
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Fraga da Pena Falls

Reviewed By João Pedro C

Compulsory visit on the way to or from PIÓDÃO - an historic village that deserves a visit. There is a small water mill just on the side of the way.

5. Castelo de Penela

Penela, Portugal +351 239 561 132
Excellent
25%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
22%
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4 based on 153 reviews

Castelo de Penela

Reviewed By GrumpsDC - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

This is the main (perhaps only?) attraction of this small town, with huge historical significance and affording some pretty good views. It has been restored pretty well, although there are just a few signs of some recent neglect (economic pressures possibly?).
I'm personally not quite sure whether the metallic animal sculptures add much, but ...

6. Museu Monografico de Conimbriga

Condeixa-a-Nova, Portugal +351 239 941 177
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 515 reviews

Museu Monografico de Conimbriga

Reviewed By BKandCB - Santa Fe, NM

We stopped to see these extensive Roman ruins while in the area, and I would suggest allowing at least 2 hours to really explore the area and museum......the latter contains objects that were found during the excavation as well as historical information regarding the ruins themselves. As for the site, the mosaic floors are in excellent condition and a beautiful example of the craftsmanship involved in their designs. Be sure not to miss the water Gardens being preserved under cover, and as others have mentioned, take water and wear good walking shoes as well as a hat. I neglected to ask if the dig was still active, but it appeared that much work was still needed to complete the project......

7. Biblioteca Joanina

Praca da Porta Ferrea | Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-447, Portugal +351 239 859 900
Excellent
79%
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4.5 based on 423 reviews

Biblioteca Joanina

Reviewed By John P - Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

This is an absolute must see if you are anywhere near the university. Such a shame that cameras cannot be used (probably due to the numbties who do not know how turn off the flashing their camera/phone)

8. Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade

En 236 | Ermida da Senhora da Piedade, Lousa 3200, Portugal
Excellent
45%
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49%
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade

Reviewed By Daniela R - Coimbra, Portugal

This is a natural pool hidden inside the mountain. The river is really really cold but perfect for those hot summer days. If you're not feeling like swimming you can always take a path close to the river or climb the mountain and see the high views. You can find some facilities such as a restaurant, bathrooms, and a picnic area.

9. Fado ao Centro

Rua de Quebra Costas n 7, Coimbra 3000-340, Portugal +351 239 837 060
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Fado ao Centro

Fado ao Centro is a Cultural Association of Fado from Coimbra, opened from Monday to Sunday (10am to 7pm). Located in the historical center of Coimbra (Rua Quebra Costas),the entrance to the photo exhibition about Coimbras University tradition & informations are for free. Also have Fado shows everyday, with a recreation of a Live Serenade, that everyone can experience for a small amount of money! A magical space with a unique atmosphere were you can find the most genuine and traditional Fado from Coimbra everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Only the best musicians of the city play in Fado ao Centro and they are selected according to the highest standards of this 160 year old tradition. Even if you can't witness the concert, don't miss the oportunity to visit our space and get to know a little bit more about Fado from Coimbra. There are always musicians playing and rehearsing so you can change experiences and learn more about the Portuguese Guitar and this unique musical tradition. Bewtween 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. we have the "Afternoon Rehearsals" with our regular musicians. You can always pass by, watch them play and anyone that want's to bring their own instrument is also welcome to join! At 6:00 p.m. we start our daily 50 minute long concert of Fado from Coimbra. If you are interested in attending our concert, we strongly advise you to make a reservation in order to ensure your seat. We don't serve any kind of food, so we are totally committed to the concert itself, enabling a genuine atmosphere and unique cultural and musical experience in Coimbra! Following the work that has been held by this Cultural Association, you'll find different exclusive editions of books, CDs and DVDs related to Fado from Coimbra. Fado ao Centro(R) is, undoubtedly, a place to visit in Coimbra!

Reviewed By John I - Taipei, Taiwan

Our family of 4 (with two teenagers) caught the show on Christmas Eve. Am a huge fan of Brazilian music and wanted to sample a different kind of Portuguese language music. While I don't see myself becoming a Fado aficionado, this was a great show. The musicians were very tight (the Portuguese guitar is super sexy) and the show was a nice mix of music and history. That they described everything both in Portuguese and English was key for us. At an hour, was the right length for our finicky teenagers.

10. Lousa Castle

Em 580 | In front of Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Piedade, Lousa 3200, Portugal
Excellent
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Good
36%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 67 reviews

Lousa Castle

Reviewed By John S - Hamilton, New Zealand

Worth a quick stop to understand the historical significance of the area and the strategic position of the castle, it really is a ruin with only the castle keep standing. However , drop down the slope alongside to the Ermida de Nossa Sra. Da Piedade and spend a pleasant hour or two exploring the chapel , picturesque surroundings , note it is hilly and there are a number of steps.

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