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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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  • We are visited in the University of Coimbra linked with a visit to the library. Beautiful setting, peaceful and quiet, with a nice view. We have seen everything in a lecture hall style and a certain atmosphere. The students behave them in this style even in their clothing. Some walk in Cap and gown like the professor. We have the impression that the students find it an honor to be allowed to study. And there you walk between. Particular apart. You just need to experience
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  • I arrived in Coimbra for study and can highlight the beauty of architecture of the University, both inside and outside. You can see a lot of history all over the place. The atmosphere is very pleasant, with students using the famous black capes that somewhat resembles the Harry Potter movie. The Biblioteca Joanina is really beautiful. For those who want to come to study, it's a great investment! Recommend!
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  • The most beautiful town of Portugal. I was a student of this University and I know the spirit that lives there. That's why Chen has more charm and that's why this always wind up at a bachelor party. Still, I'm a privileged to be able to enjoy the amazing views over the River Mondego.
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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