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 universtity comprises a collection of buildings housing the various schools or faculties with some quite impressive statuary from mid sixteenth century to modern. The view from the balustrades... 
    The universtity comprises a collection of buildings housing the various schools or faculties with some quite impressive statuary from mid sixteenth century to modern. The view from the balustrades...  more »
  • We read that Salazar had transformed the University and we witnessed his destruction. There is a very lovely old area, but much of the campus is boring and bombastic of the Salazar area, huge dull... 
    We read that Salazar had transformed the University and we witnessed his destruction. There is a very lovely old area, but much of the campus is boring and bombastic of the Salazar area, huge dull...  more »
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  • A very nice and interesting university, especially the bookstore. Outside there are students who sell university merchandise (like pens) to support their studies!
  • FRAUD! DO NOT PAY FOR THE CABINET OF CURIOSITY! I paid extra to have access to the cabinet of curiosity. However, it was closed for fumigation. The ticket office refused to refund the extra cost, which is completely illegal since the service wasn't provided.

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