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University of Coimbra

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Address: Paco das Escolas, Coimbra, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 239 242 744
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Lovely Campus

Lots of history at this college and very different then campuses in the US. A bit pricey to see the inside of some of the buildings, but was helpful to give you a sense of how... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of history at this college and very different then campuses in the US. A bit pricey to see the inside of some of the buildings, but was helpful to give you a sense of how long this institution has been operating. About 15 Euro per person.

Thank Ldavis27
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A drive or walk up the hill to the University of Coimbra campus is well worth it. One of the oldest universities in the world, and the oldest one in Portugal, was founded in 1290. There are several buildings - located in Alta and Sofia, several faculties, a library and a vast courtyard overooking the city and the river. For... More 

Thank Zuzana M
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a tour that you dont have mutch to ser, and only emphatizes that Power is based on the clothes and non sense traditions to make the "knowledge" person different than the regular person. Otherwise its not Much, the library is good. But dont worth 10 euros the visit.

Thank Gabriel C
Corfu, Greece
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The University is fantastic. The area is one of the most beautiful in whole Portugal! I wish i had more time to see more.

Thank abocalupo
Brussels, Belgium
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1,079 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the library and chapel and thought the "palace" was nice enough. The balcony offers superb views.

Thank Jurgen B
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The university is quite spread out. Everyone was very helpful in giving directions. It was very interesting to visit the modern university hospital (HUC) located further north from the campus. Modern architecture as compared to the older grey stone buildings on campus. The campus was easy to walk around. There were various snack bars around the campus and several buildings... More 

Thank tmac100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is an university from 1290, which makes it one of the oldest in the world. I thought it was very interesting and worth visiting it. The architecture is very inspiring, and if you listen to their traditions and stories it makes it special.

Thank Sónia L
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guided tours are available for anyone wishing to see the fine architecture and history of this significant part of Portugal's academic history. If you love beautiful architecture, you will be impressed simply by walking towards the older university buildings. The old library is stunningly beautiful, and it's touching to know that bats live in the library roof and do a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank BarryR328
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a city where one can sightseeing the beauty of the city surrounded by the river Mondego. A city where old and modern walk alongside. A city with one can find souveniers almost everywhere. Many green spaces to enjoy the cool of hot days. A city with the oldesd Portuguse University, each can be visited.

Thank Quim R

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