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Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra

Praca da Porta Ferrea, Coimbra 3000-447, Portugal
+351 239 242 744
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Praca da Porta Ferrea, Coimbra 3000-447, Portugal
+351 239 242 744
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maybe not even that big, but certainly very very beautiful. To us one the most special libraries ever visited. Absolutely worth the visit.

Thank Sjoerd-nl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great visit to this amazing ancient library. Highly recommend. Parking can be difficult if you are driving but worthwhile. Reasonable prices too. Lots of English speakers. Very easy on the walking too.

Thank Corey M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to this attraction because it was included in our tour around the Coimbra University. the library is amazing and totally worth the visit. It is a dream for anyone who loves books. THe visit has specific times and you have to book it...More

Thank rmcc83
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

e bought tickets for the Joanna biblioteca, the st Michaels chapel and another room inside the universidade de coimbra. worth seeing, however they do not allow photos in the library and no flash in the chapel.

Thank Frances E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Part of the university it is located up the hill from the main town and river. The library is located in the corner of an impressive large square. There were timed slots for admission to the library and the stay was...More

Thank Warwickchef
Reviewed 1 week ago

the biblioteca in the university is a separate admission, very popular and timed. I went there as part of a walking tour by GOwalks Portugal. although there were only 3 of us on the tour, that mean that we got in before the others atthat...More

Thank Con O
Reviewed 1 week ago

It xas not a planned vsit at all but would have been a real shame to miss. Extraordinary collection of books in a the most beautiful surrounding

Thank 463angelicad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have seen some great Museums, but this 18th Century library is unique. Admission is included with the inexpensive Tour One, but you have to wait for a set visit time. My suggestion is to try to get a tour where a local explains the...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most impressive places I've seen worldwide. Don't miss it. 40 000 books in one of the most beautiful places in the University Complex and the absolute highlight of my visit

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Coimbra this place must be a must for you! Located in the Coimbra's university, one of the first universities in the world, it is the heart of the Portuguese culture. The expression beautiful is not appropriate to describe the beauty of...More

Thank Claudio H
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Sebastien T
12 June 2016|
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Response from Javi_Varela | Reviewed this property |
9 euros (in March 2016) The ticket includes: Parts of the University (main building), the chapel of St. Miguel and the Library
26 April 2016|
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Response from Echodularge | Reviewed this property |
You should not have to pre book. Arrive earlier and look for the ticket office at the University entrance. The library is close to ticket office within the walls of the old university. As you certainly know, the... More
26 September 2015|
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Response from KerrikAustralia | Reviewed this property |
Hi , we also bought a ticket to the library at the Uni, and were allocated a time, you are in a group, we had to wait about an hour, but there is plenty to see to fill in the time while waiting. They only let a certain... More