Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, Coimbra

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Admire the array of architectural styles and traditional atmosphere at Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, one of the world's oldest universities and a World Heritage Site. Though originally established in Lisbon in 1290, the institution officially moved to Alta and Sofia in 1537. Visit the oldest university in Portugal and see the complex's stunning architecture, which spans several centuries. Highlights include the 12th-century cathedral of Santa Cruz, 16th-century colleges, Baroque-style Joanine library, and 18th-century botanical garden. Climb the university tower for excellent views and take a tour of the royal palace of Alcáçova. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia and many more Coimbra attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Coimbra journey maker tool .
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  • Very nice to walk around and get to know this area of the city with lots of history and interesting architecture. The Walk is better walking
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  • It is Very Much Worth Wondering Around at the University of Coimbra at Paco das Escolas, Coimbra 3000-240, Portugal. This area includes the plaza itself, the former royal palace, a statue of King John...  more »
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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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