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. Plan trip to Coimbra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the world, founded by King Dinish in 1290 in Lisbon, but 18 years later moved to Coimbra. The main building of the university....  more »
  • The iconic "Universidade de Coimbra", the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world, was established initially, in 1290, by King Dom Dinis, in Lisbon. After many relocations, it...  more »
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  • One of the oldest universities in the world is truly impressive. Botanical Garden, library, museums. Must be visited. No description can give the light and air of this place.
  • The old part is charming.

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