Traveling through Portugal was a breeze, with the exception of getting from Coimbra to Conimbriga (which did not turn out too difficult but it was not the most obvious to us). Because we searched and failed to find useful references on how to get from downtown Coimbra to Conimbriga, I decided to document that here.
Conimbriga is the site of ancient Roman ruins that would make for a great half day trip from Coimbra. You can do a full day and tackle one of their long trails there but we did not have enough time. We took the earliest bus in the morning, spent a few hours wandering through the ruins and their small on-site museum, and returned on the early afternoon bus.
Bus Service & Times
We took the 9AM bus from the bus stop in downtown Coimbra (highlighted in purple in the first row) and took the 1PM-ish bus back from Conimbriga (highlighted in purple in the second row). Pay close attention to the letters on the bottom as you will be taking those with the letter "C" which indicate that the bus route starts and ends in Conimbriga.
Bus Stop Location
There is a bus from downtown Coimbra, with a bus stop right outside of the main train station by the water. There are three side by side - will will need to take the one in the middle.
Once you get to Conimbriga, the bus will drop you off in the parking lot of the site & museum. The drop off point is where the pick up is as well.
Now prepare yourself for some beautiful mosaics and interesting ruins to walk around! I've added the bus stop and ruins to my Portugal map below.
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