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University of Coimbra

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Address: Paco das Escolas, Coimbra, Portugal
Phone Number:
+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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The old buildings of Coimbra university has got some special charm. Just imagine its dated from 1292.... We loved our visit to the palace , and the small chapele with its... read more

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The old buildings of Coimbra university has got some special charm. Just imagine its dated from 1292.... We loved our visit to the palace , and the small chapele with its beautiful frescoes. Don't miss the Mathematic faculty with nice mural painting.

Thank Sharon_zz
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

See the library....and ask about the bats....yes they live in the library....and help! Baroque splendor at it's best

Thank Topher C
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend time walking, exploring and eating. Plenty of historical buildings and sites. All through country people are helpful and nice.

Thank Rndyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Except for some special place like the old palace area, the university is a bit worn out with graffiti everywhere and few places need to be prepared.

Thank Lily P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The library is stunning but other historic parts are equally worth visiting. The tower is a tuff climb but worth the effort

Thank ian548christie
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here during the period just before exams. So things were a bit chaotic student-wise. At night they were very wild, noisy, and drunk in the streets. Off campus, we also saw some rough hazing going on. They did not like our taking photos of it. Also, you'll think you entered Hogwarts with the students in their "Harry Potter"... More 

Thank John M
St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The university quad at the top of the hill is absolutely stunning - with views to match. Beautiful architecture - highly recommended.

Thank D S
Pelham, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did our own tour of the University....the library, the chapel, the tower well worth it. The original university buildings are incredible

Thank John B
Morden, Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the University as part of an organised trip with Riviera Travel. The University itself is full of history and fascinating pieces of furniture, paintings, etc. the library too is very interesting as are the many books still housed there. It is interesting that both the University and library are still fully operational as you see students wandering around... More 

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old town and university offers a wealth of grand buildings with remarkably unfettered access . We wandered around the campus in the early evening in amongst the students dressed in their gowns. The buildings themselves are adorned with grand statues and frescoes .

Thank Dashrw

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