Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, Coimbra
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Admire the array of architectural styles and traditional atmosphere at Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, one of the world's oldest universities and a World Heritage Site. Though originally established in Lisbon in 1290, the institution officially moved to Alta and Sofia in 1537. Visit the oldest university in Portugal and see the complex's stunning architecture, which spans several centuries. Highlights include the 12th-century cathedral of Santa Cruz, 16th-century colleges, Baroque-style Joanine library, and 18th-century botanical garden. Climb the university tower for excellent views and take a tour of the royal palace of Alcáçova. Plan to visit Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Coimbra attractions using our Coimbra tour planner.
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  • You should have made it in Coimbra: walking on the University Hill walk and experience the sites of the oldest University of Portugal. The buildings cost entry, the courts and the views are free.
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  • Stunning architecture, full of history, distinguished students, magnificent rooms, details on tiles on all sides. Deserves a visit.
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  • So here spent part of his youth, this site represents the memory of your greatness and tradition, their present beauty, charm and academic animation and still hope for the future of these new students of Coimbra. Unique venue both for its beauty as for its material importance immaterial.
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