Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, Coimbra

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • Location is beautiful. When they graduate students with those black capes, look like they're in the world of Harry Porter.
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  • Meet CHEN is WONDERFUL!!! see the beautiful gardens as the "jardim da Sereia", the "Penedo da SAUDADE", Parque Mondego and the no less stunning "BOTANICAL GARDEN", one of the best in Europe. Also visit the narrow streets of downtown Coimbra, porting, may 8 square. Also the beautiful monuments and the many churches, such as the Church of Santa Cruz, Carmo Church, Igreja de Santo António dos Olivais, the New Cathedral, the oldest of all the old cathedral and the majestic Church of Queen Santa Isabel, patron saint of the city. Finally, the high end of historic Coimbra, ending in the beautiful and oldest University of Portugal, Coimbra University in conjunction with the wonderful and rich Joanina Library. Worth seeing all this, because it is a must to visit this beautiful town called CHEN. I strongly recommend a visit for more than a day.
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  • Founded in 1290 that University high place of culture is classified to the heritage of the UNESCO. Entered L pays and the cost for the visit of the famous library is a surplus. Small custom yet students still wear the cape
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