Hotel Dona Ines Coimbra      

 Rua Abel Dias Urbano, 12 3000-001 Coimbra − Portugal

+351 239855800 
Fax: +351 239855805

Hotel Dona Inês is a modern and comfortable hotel, situated in the city center and the commercial heart of Coimbra, beside the River Mondego and 200 meters from the famous Choupal. It has 122 rooms, completely renovated in 2011, including a premium area consisting of 2 suites and 4 superior rooms.
The Dona Inês was totally renewed, with a contemporary touch for leisure or businesses. About 20 minutes by foot you will be able to discover the most important monuments of the city, the legends and the loves that inspire moments of dream.
Colo da Garça, is the restaurant of the Hotel Dona Ines, whose name is a tribute to the beauty which the Queen Dona Ines had in Portugal. It is a modern and functional restaurant, with an appealing dining room, offering a varied traditional and international cuisine.
Still answering to the needs of the Companies and Institutions, the Hotel Dona Inês, has a group of meeting rooms, from a capacity of 20 up to 350 people. It provides a group of services with structures and support equipment, with all the conditions so that it accomplishes the simple meeting to the most complex conference.

Available services
Reception, check-in, check-out. Restaurant. Bar / Snack bar. Room service. Breakfast buffet. Facilities for disabled people. Information desk. Lift. Taxi call. Air conditioning. Meeting facilities. Tennis court. Swimming pool. Private parking. Laundry service. Dry cleaning service. Ironing service. Facilities for families. Ticket service. Wifi Internet access. Direct dial telephone. Luggage storage. Designated smoking area. Business center. Games room. Rent-a-car. Acceptance of credit cards. Wake up service. Lunch or dinner a la carte. Banquet service. Safe-deposit box. Late check out supplement. Daily newspapers.

Tennis court
The tennis court of Dona Ines Hotel is a place where you can relieve the stress of modern life. With beautiful views over the river Mondego and the city, the field of tennis, in-floor synthetic grass, offer pleasant moments for lovers of this sport.
If you don´t bring tennis rackets, you can rent them in the hotel. You can book the court at the reception as well.
It has also been created a tennis club which has its location in the Hotel. Know the benefits and join this club.

Wireless Internet
The hotel has installed a WiFi network that allows any of its customers who have laptop access to wireless Internet. This service should be requested at the reception in the hotel, you can purchase a "voucher" of the most appropriate time for your needs. Access can be done in any public area of the hotel, including the reception, bar, restaurant or in any meeting room.

Office center
The hotel has an office center to support their customers so that they can consult the Internet, do some office work, or simply check their email. The center provides a space with a computer with Windows operating system, the main office applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, and Internet access.
The Center also provides the possibility to print if you need.

Congress center
Responding to the needs of companies and institutions the hotel has created a Center of Congresses, the Congress Center Inês de Castro, combined with a network of services to support structures and equipment, providing all the conditions to make a simple meeting or a more complex conference, provided space for 5 to 500 people.

Triple Room
Double or Twin Room
Single Room
Single Room swimming pool and river view

The hotel has 122 rooms, completely renovated in 2011, including a premium area consisting of 2 suites and 4 superior rooms.

All rooms measure about 24 square meters and have private bathroom, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, minibar, safe, radio and satellite TV with 30 channels (national and international).

Almedina Arch and Tower
Built on the Arch and Tower, the Tower had the duty to monitor and defend the main entrance to the interior of the wall. During the Arab occupation of the city, the walls stretched over two miles and is a powerful defensive system in which included the Tower and the Arch and Tower, which remains the main entrance to the uptown. In the twelfth century, Manchester became the capital of a new kingdom, and is at the top of the hill (now Largo D. Diniz) which stood the dungeon of the Castle. It was there that was the Puerta del Sol one of the most important gateways to the city. The wall then followed the direction of the Tower and Tower, which in the fourteenth and fifteenth serves as House Hearing of the House. But in the name are the clearest memories of the Arab presence in India. During the Arab occupation of the city, the walls stretched over a mile and is a powerful defensive system in which they were part of the Tower and the Arch and Tower, which remains the main entrance to the uptown. At the Barbican, currently features seventeenth-century, are still visible, the clearing of two horseshoe arches of the old city portal Dual Muslim. The logic of winners set new aesthetic codes: a sculpture of the Virgin and the Child by Jean de Rouen prevails today in the Barbican Gate.

Patio of the Inquisition
The Inquisition Courtyard owes its name to the group of buildings of historical and architectural value which ran from 1566 until its dissolution in 1821, the Inquisition. In addition to the building that was headquarters of the Inquisition Coimbra, the court assembled the original College of Arts. After excavation and adaptation works in some old high school buildings, since 2003, the Center for Visual Arts (CAV).
To combat the heresies that rose against the Catholic faith, Pope Gregory IX in 1231 created the courts of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, whose function was to identify and exclude possible elements of society and disruptive protesters from the Christian order, and ensure their proper functioning. The tried and convicted by the Inquisition were delivered to the administrative state that would carry out the sentences. Penalties ranged from confiscation of property to death in fires, where the secular arm in force in the execution of those condemned by the people. The interrogation was marked by torture, an instrument of terror very common at the time, but not free contradictions. The Manual of inquisitors, a kind of guide practice in the trade inquisitorial, written in 1376 by the Spanish Dominican Nicholas Eymerich, then revised and updated in 1578 by Francisco de la Peña, states that: "The purpose of torture is to force the suspect to admit guilt silent. Can qualify for all these bloody judges today who so easily resort to torture, without trying, through other means, to complete the investigation. The judges will impose bloody torture to the point that kill the defendants, or leave them with broken limbs, patient forever. The interrogator must keep in mind that the accused should be tortured so that get healthy to be released or executed. “The Inquisition in Portugal” was established at the request of the king John III in 1536, and includes a historiographical mystery of the darkest and paradoxical until today because we know John III financed studies in other countries and encouraged the search field (which demonstrates the interest in new ideas) but to greater centralization of power would have opted for adoption of the Inquisition, he insisted that the precepts of scholasticism, he preached the Aristotelian know, based on comment taken as reference works. The Inquisition acted during 285 years in Portugal, being eliminated in 1821. Therefore, it is clearly stated the power to control moral behavior and representing the Church and the Inquisition, that through fear and terror often guilty could invent, as well as sustain its own structure with the taxes and confiscations, needed to conquer new territories and reaffirm the Catholic faith shaken by the ideas brought by the new interpretations of the Bible made in Europe in the so-called Reformation. Bibliography: "Inquisition in Portugal", by Jesse Chahad, 2007.

Coimbra University
The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest in Europe. Founded in Lisbon by D. Denis in 1290, was definitively transferred to Coimbra in 1537, to occupy the buildings of the medieval royal palace. During the reigns of King John V and D. Joseph I, the institution has undergone major reforms, not only in education but also for the construction of new buildings in baroque style and neo-classical.

Old Cathedral
The current church dates from the second half of the twelfth century, and was opened for worship in 1184 and follows the Romanesque Coimbra the second phase. Designed by the French master Robert, the church has a tough exterior, symmetric, with few openings and crown of battlements. The Old Cathedral of Coimbra is one of the Romanesque buildings in Portugal's most important. The construction of the Cathedral began some time after the Battle of Ourique (1139), when Afonso Henriques declared himself king of Portugal and Coimbra chosen as capital of the kingdom. The Cathedral is buried D. Sesnando, Count of Coimbra.

Holy Cross Church - National Pantheon
Started in 1131 under the patronage of King Afonso Henriques, and delivered to the order of Canons Regular of Saint Augustine. Among the notables who attended the school of the monastery, stands Saint Anthony, who in Coimbra took orders S. Francisco. The Romanesque church was planned by the French architect Roberto. Works promoted by King Manuel I, there are the domes Boitaca assigned to master, or the remarkable Manueline stalls in 1513, and whose elevation is subject to the elusive Portuguese discoveries. Deserve equal prominence to royal orders to Nicholas Chanterenne for the implementation of the royal tombs of the prostrate in the Renaissance style.


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The Dona Ines Hotel is located in the center of Portugal, named Region Tourism Center.

By air the nearest airports are in Lisbon (south) and Porto (north), respectively at 200 and 100 kilometers away. Given the short distance to major urban centers of the country, respectively, Lisbon and Oporto, Coimbra you can easily place of accommodation on a visit to most of the country. For lines of communication, Coimbra is also very well served as the main highway of the country, the A1, linking the north to south, passing near the city, thus facilitating access to any site of the coast.

Access to and from Spain is possible through the IP3 and IP5, linking the coast to the interior, which highlight the famous Serra da Estrela, the highest point in mainland Portugal. The distance to Madrid is 567 miles from Paris in 1653 and Kms.

GPS Coordinates
N 40.2206° and W 8.4425°

How to take the train?
The Dona Ines Hotel is located between two stations of the railway, the old station (located in the city center) and New station (leaving the city). By car it takes about 10 minutes for each station and walk about 20 minutes.

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