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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  • We came here from Porto to touch the roots of the nation. Visited all museums and even in lecture theatres. Vpechetljaet!
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  • Is one of the oldest and most famous universities of Europe, installed in a building beautiful and charismatic.
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  • The University of Coimbra founded in 1290, is one of the oldest universities in Europe. And located on top of a hill, in the Centre of the city of Coimbra. The University is attended by approximately 20.00 students, a substantial number in relation to the population of Coimbra (about 100,000), the great square where facing the buildings of the University is visited by tourists, because, from the square, you can enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of the city.
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