Known as “the backbreaker,” Rua Quebra Costa is a steep lane, really more a staircase, that winds its way from Torre de Almedina to the the old city and the University of Coimbra. along the way, you pass Fado ao Centro, the Cathedral and the Machado de Castro National Museum before reaching the university at the top. Rua Quebra Costa is quite photogenic. I especially love the Tricana de Coimbra sculpture that sits on a wall near the bottom of the lane.
Rua Quebra Costa is not a road to take if you’re in a hurry. Take your time and enjoy the sights.