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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  • Very interesting the students ' Gala robes, the imposing buildings translate the importance of the place in Portuguese cultures and also especially in the countries colonized by Portugal, is worth it!
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  • The visit to the Joanina library is breathtaking. The tour of the old bookshelves filled with ancient, precious and/or rare works is absurd. As a librarian, I realized a dream. It's worth a visit.
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  • The university is well preserved. It was very cold, however. Everything we saw on the tour was interesting, including the library. The students were in the middle of some sort of graduation festivities, so it looked like we were at Hogwarts with all of the black cloaks.
  • I came to this city purposely to visit the university. There is definitely a lot of history here and the architecture is amazing. If you are into history and architecture then this is the place to go. Otherwise... you are better off checking something else out!
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