University of Coimbra, Coimbra

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Take a tour of University of Coimbra, one of the world's oldest operating universities and a World Heritage Site. Established in 1290, it is a founding member of the Coimbra Group, which incorporates the leading European research universities. Approximately 20,000 students attend the institution, studying the arts, engineering, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, sports, and technology. You can take a guided tour of this historical complex, which covers the Royal Palace, St. Michael's Chapel, Baroque Library, and Academic Prison. Plan trip to Coimbra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This one of the oldest universities in Europe and is worth to vsit the area which is very big. Is not easy to find where to buy the tickets  more »
  • a very beautiful place, we took a tour to see this place, the guides tell us all the stories of students. also, we visit the museum of the university here the ceremonies take place.  more »
  • It is one of the oldest still operating universities in the world, the oldest and one of the largest in Portugal. The University of Coimbra was founded in 1290 and is a historic institution of higher....  more »
  • One of the oldest universities in the world is truly impressive. Botanical Garden, library, museums. Must be visited. No description can give the light and air of this place.
  • The old part is charming.
  • Founded in 1290, This University is one of the oldest universities in continus operation in the world. Moved to Coimbra in the 16th century, it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. With lots of history, the Library of the University is now served as a Museum. The Architectures in the Campus are wonderful. I do recommend your visits if you are in that area.
  • Oldest University in Portugal, where tradition meets leading edge teaching
  • Excelent hospital. Human people and amazing to cake take of health problem.

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