The LIP node in Coimbra has existed since the founding of the Laboratory in 1986. Under the guidance of Armando Policarpo, the LIP in Coimbra was heir to a long tradition in the development of gas detectors and has participated in various CERN projects since the early years. The development of new instruments and methods in particle physics continues to be one of the pillars of LIP, and LIP-Coimbra today has leading reference groups worldwide for key technologies in radiation detection, in particular resistive plate chambers ), Xenon-based detectors and PDG gas detectors (patterned gas detectors). The activities developed today include applications to medical physics and space exploration. LIP has in Coimbra a precision mechanic shop and a detector laboratory, which perform a wide range of services in and out of the LIP. The LIP in Coimbra also participates in great experiences of particle physics and astroparticles and in the activities of dissemination and advanced training.