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. Find out how to plan Coimbra trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • If the foot like me, it's going to cost a little bit, especially if over the age 60. However you do can pass the Cathedral, paid €2 and worth. Then goes up through the streets and alleys and arrives at the square where is the tower and colleges. It's worth it. Education culture and history are at your wait.
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  • We could not leave the car in any parking lot. Everything butt. We saw from afar its library and the closest faculties of the roundabout entrance. How is it possible? The University of Coimbra must be affordable for those interested by its culture, not only by bus. I'm sorry, I do not know how to qualify it.
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  • It is important to visit Coimbra but too much face seems the visit. We pay the normal entrance coming library, Chapel, Palace and Museum and the chapel could not see it because that day was a "private" Act but they still charged us the whole of the input, negative point
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  • The university is situated in an amazing location; top the hill with an amazing look out to the river and city. The evening view during the sunset is highly recommended however, the place itself is amazing all the time.Their Joania library is grand and majestic. One of the must places to see. You’ll feel lucky to have seen this historical and one of the oldest university in Europe. This place is also recognized by UNESCO world heritage site.
  • We chose Programa 1, which was definitely worth it- the library was included, as was the tower, which has an amazing view of the city. Not too crowded at all, only a few tour buses came while we were there. We never felt crowded or rushed and could spend as much time in each location as we wanted. Go!
  • A visit to Portugal's oldest university with its beautiful historic buildings is obligation.
  • Lots of old buildings, really cool views of the city. Lots of history but not that exciting.
  • It's a bit pricy but is worth the visit. There are different packages for entering the university, and if you have no particular interest in science and are there just for sightseeing/architecture, then go for the package that give you access to the chapel/Phdcommencement room/the library. P.s. if you get lost in the building and accidentally walk into one of their empty class rooms, snap a quick picture and then politely find your way out back to the tourist area. It's easy to get lost and these class rooms are actually used for students who study there...

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