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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  • The ticketshop is very far away from the sight; and the way there has hardly been signed. So, good luck with your search! Then, the ‘sights’: the chapel took us 2 minutes (very not worth...  more »
  • We just walked in the courtyard expecting to buy tickets at the entrance, but the the ticket office appears to be very far away and there are nowhere any signs. So it is very difficult to find. There....  more »
  • One of the oldest universities in the world is truly impressive. Botanical Garden, library, museums. Must be visited. No description can give the light and air of this place.
  • The old part is charming.

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