University of Coimbra, Coimbra

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Must see · World heritage site · University / School · Tourist Spot
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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  • Rafael Mortelli was an excellent guide. As a history teacher, he was the fount of much knowledge and we were privileged to learn a lot about Portugal's history as well as that of the university...  more »
  • Coimbra has its roots in the University and all the city is full of different buildings. But the main campus on the top of the hill is a special place  more »
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  • Beautiful place with outstanding library which is totally a must see if you are travelling to Portugal. Visiting system is quite strange but they have student discount.
  • It’s very well kept older craftsmanship when visiting the royal chapel and library inside. This is a real university with students around the place.

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