Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra

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Browse a collection of 250,000 volumes, some dating back to 1750, at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, a rich European library. The older works are difficult to preserve because of their fragile papers, but the site uses both modern technology and ancient techniques to maintain them--including hosting a colony of live bats, which eat bibliophagic insects and woodworms. Walk through three rooms of the library, adorned with decorative arches, painted ceiling murals, and gilded shelves carved out of tropical wood. Take a guided tour and learn about the history of the institution. Put Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Coimbra trip planner.
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  • It is a beautiful place that anyone who visit Coimbra should visit for their beauty and history but its entry seems to me to be expensive
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  • A place for lovers of books, beautiful, charming, that makes us travel through time and history. Is a tour not to be missed for those who love to study and read
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  • It is certainly an exponent of the time not only by culture johannite terminating as for your architecture and decoration. Must-see for visitors to Coimbra.
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  • Great students library
  • The reading room is the ideal place for concentration. The only problem is the dislike of a particular employee, always in a hurry to finish. People are forced out by her. She should have no trouble and then rude. The evaluation of a site, all rest, perfect for studying.
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  • The University of Coimbra General library is the central library of the University of Coimbra.
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