Prisão Académica, Coimbra

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  • July 19, 2017
    As well as the entire visit to the University of Coimbra, this space that sits just below the Biblioteca Joanina is no different. Here tell a little of the history of the laws of the early University. It is quite interesting in and try some of the feeling of being stuck there. For those who don't like small spaces and poor ventilation believe isn't a good ride!
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  • July 4, 2017
    At the University of Coimbra, during the visit to the Biblioteca Joanina, you will pass by the prison, that really was used to punish student rebels.
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  • July 3, 2017
    There are two or three prison cells which are part of the visit to the Library, they are well conserved and you would rather not have wished to pass any time inside as they are really small with no da...  more »

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