-Because The University Of Coimbra is one of the oldest universities operating. It not only makes Coimbra an ultra-cosmopolitan town but also the one with the youngest population and thus very happening. It has the reputation of hosting some of the biggest student parties globally.
At an hour from Aveiro by train, this ranks as one of the most impressive European cities I ever had the luck to go to. All the city center dominated by white buildings, lovely cafes and a very prestigious University. This one is not to be missed.