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University of Coimbra

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Address: Paco das Escolas, Coimbra, Portugal
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+351 239 242 744
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A majestic place to visit

The University is fantastic. The area is one of the most beautiful in whole Portugal! I wish i had more time to see more.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Corfu, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The University is fantastic. The area is one of the most beautiful in whole Portugal! I wish i had more time to see more.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved the library and chapel and thought the "palace" was nice enough. The balcony offers superb views.

Thank Jurgen B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The university is quite spread out. Everyone was very helpful in giving directions. It was very interesting to visit the modern university hospital (HUC) located further north from the campus. Modern architecture as compared to the older grey stone buildings on campus. The campus was easy to walk around. There were various snack bars around the campus and several buildings... More 

Thank tmac100
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is an university from 1290, which makes it one of the oldest in the world. I thought it was very interesting and worth visiting it. The architecture is very inspiring, and if you listen to their traditions and stories it makes it special.

Thank Sónia L
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guided tours are available for anyone wishing to see the fine architecture and history of this significant part of Portugal's academic history. If you love beautiful architecture, you will be impressed simply by walking towards the older university buildings. The old library is stunningly beautiful, and it's touching to know that bats live in the library roof and do a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view from the courtyard, good to see some old classrooms, but the three highlights were: The chapel with its baroque organ, the ceremonial hall and the real jewel being the Joanina library

Thank BarryR328
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a city where one can sightseeing the beauty of the city surrounded by the river Mondego. A city where old and modern walk alongside. A city with one can find souveniers almost everywhere. Many green spaces to enjoy the cool of hot days. A city with the oldesd Portuguse University, each can be visited.

Thank Quim R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This UNESCO's World Heritage definitely worths to be visited and walk around the different faculties.

Thank CTC07
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a thrill to visit this old University. Seeing the students in their black gowns is like being on a Harry Potter set.

Thank Lizabi
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went here as part of the Cosmos Tour. Just saw their magnificent courtyard and the outside. Those students must have a great ambience to study.

Thank Maria B

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