A Travel Price Comparison for Portugal Mangualde vs. Coimbra for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Mangualde or Coimbra?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Mangualde or Coimbra, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Mangualde or Coimbra?


Coimbra is located in Central Portugal in the Centro Region. It's the third largest city in the country with about 460,000 people living in the entire region. It is also where you'll find the University of Coimbra, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese speaking world. During the High Middle Ages, Coimbra served as the nation's capital and there are archaeological structures that date back to the Roman era.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Food and Culinary Tours in Portugal, The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Portugal, The Best Walking Tours in Portugal, and The Best Luxury Tours to Portugal.

Which place is cheaper, Coimbra or Mangualde?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Mangualde is €0.00, while the average daily cost in Coimbra is €103. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Mangualde and Coimbra in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mangualde -
    Coimbra 44
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mangualde 0.00
    Coimbra 88
Compare Hotels in Mangualde and Coimbra

Looking for a hotel in Mangualde or Coimbra? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Mangualde

Hotels in Coimbra

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Coimbra Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mangualde -
    Coimbra 11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Coimbra

Also for Coimbra, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Fátima Private Transfer to/from Lisbon: $146

Is it cheaper to fly into Mangualde or Coimbra?

Prices for flights to both Coimbra and Mangualde change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Mangualde -
    Coimbra 48

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Coimbra

For Coimbra, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Chanfana: Cooking Traditional Portuguese Cuisine Experience: $49

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mangualde -
    Coimbra 18

Tours and Activities in Coimbra

For Coimbra, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • A tour between Cascades and Schist Villages, Piodão: $119
  • An adventure through the Forest and Palace of Bussaco - Coim: $69
  • An adventure through the Forest and Palace of Bussaco - Coimbra: $76
  • An adventure through the Schist Villages of Lousã: $76
  • An adventure through the Schist Villages of Lousã (with walk): $130
  • Bairrada Winery Route Experience, full-day from Coimbra: $133
  • Coimbra Private Walking Tour: $253
  • Coimbra Private Walking Tour with U.C. Tickets Early Access: $43
  • Coimbra Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $5.42
  • Coimbra Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.85
  • Coimbra's Historical Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $3.19

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mangualde -
    Coimbra 12

Sample the Local Flavors in Coimbra

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Coimbra:

  • Wine Tasting Experience in Portugal: $27
  • Port Wine Tasting in Coimbra: $65
  • Self-drive Wine Tour in Bairrada Region: $174
  • Full-Day Private Bairrada Sparkling Wine Tour from Coimbra: $178

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Mangualde and Coimbra, we can see that Coimbra is more expensive. And not only is Mangualde much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Mangualde would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Mangualde and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Coimbra would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Coimbra than you might in Mangualde.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Mangualde Expensive? and Is Coimbra Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Mangualde or Coimbra?

Coimbra has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Mangualde. When comparing the sizes of Mangualde and Coimbra, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.