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University of Coimbra, Coimbra

Categories: Universities & Schools, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
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. Make University of Coimbra a part of your Coimbra vacation plans using our Coimbra trip itinerary builder.
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  • A must for anyone going to the city of Coimbra, being one of the oldest universities in Europe. The more complete and visit without guide costs 12 euros and is required at least 3 hours, and 1 hour to the science building, which has chemical and physical experiments and the Museum with stuffed animals and skeletons. The joanina library is a must, it's worth the visit if you do not have respiratory problems, since it is old, with dust and other residues
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  • Arguably more a pride of the city their the oldest University of the country and the first. Got your goat Tower as well known as it is to the touch of her students come into class. Inside the courtyard is the biblioteca joanina worthy of a careful visit the Chapel and among others the rectory. Also gives us a wonderful view of the city.
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  • Visiting the University primarily for the library. For the rest there are numerous interesting ideas, from fine architectures at panorama overlooking the city. Worth the visit to the library.
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  • A beautiful and very old university. It's the oldest university of Portugal and one of the oldest of Europe. You must see the library, Biblioteca Joanina, it's breathtaking!
  • Beautiful old university with heaps to see from a tourist point of view. Library is incredible with a secret hidden bat community, must see if your in Coimbra. Although doors only open every 20 minutes to preserve the books from humidity. 📚
  • One of the oldest and most well preserved universities in Europe, well worth a visit.
  • This centuries old University was one of the first in Europe and is still one of the most beautiful there is. The library and the main building are gorgeous on the inside, you cannot visit Coimbra and not go here.
  • Very beautiful, pay for the combine ticket which icludes the library and the science museum. Make sure to go during the guided tour because its really worthy it.
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