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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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  • You can't go to Coimbra and not visit the University, whereas she was one of the first in Europe. It is very interesting
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  • It was a beautiful University. Ideal for souvenirs, selling cute student ballpoint pen. There on the Hill, commands a fine view.
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  • I really enjoyed the ride. Students who are we met at each visitation were very attentive. Just wish I had known 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