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The botanical gardens of Coimbra university where founded in 1772 and it is build on terraces that lead down to the greenhouses, it was park of the natural history faculty of the university of Coimbra and is host to many rare plants some of which have been there from the beginning of its foundation. It a very place for Coimbra inhabitants to walk and relax.
It is both interesting and educational but also a pleasure to visit just to find shade from the hot sun or enjoy the quite nature right in the centre of Coimbra,
Read more about it’s history and background on Wikipedia