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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. Make University of Coimbra a part of your Coimbra vacation plans using our Coimbra trip itinerary builder.
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  • Spend the day in Coimbra. An emblematic location ... To go back and back and back ... A good day out, whether alone, with family or romantic.
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  • Beautiful site, traditional academic training centre, cheerful environment filled with young, too ... thanks!!!
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  • Nice view from the courtyard, good to see some old classrooms, but the three highlights were: The chapel with its baroque organ, the ceremonial hall and the real jewel being the Joanina library  more »
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  • Hiwever its quite crowded with tourists, its definitely a must see when you're visiting Coimbra. Besides the old part, it's also really worth to visit the newer sections to see some impressive 20th century architecture. And don't forget to watch the 1940s lamps!
  • A beautiful spot full of history but our favourite portion was the library that truly takes your breath away. The walls are over a foot thick and just about everything is created in gold.
  • 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!
  • A visit to Portugal's oldest university with its beautiful historic buildings is obligation.
  • You can climb the tower to see nice views of the city