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Torre da Universidade de Coimbra

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"the B**ch" deserves your attention

Apparently, the students have called the tower "the b**ch" for hundreds of years (but Tripadvisor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Potlatch, Idaho
University Tower that dominates the courtyard

Beautiful, historic tower that stands over the University that compliments the architecture of the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently, the students have called the tower "the b**ch" for hundreds of years (but Tripadvisor won't let me tell you what it's been called for centuries). It's regular tolling, starting at 7am, calls them to classes today as it did almost 800 years ago. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Beautiful, historic tower that stands over the University that compliments the architecture of the courtyard.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The architecture here is just stunning. You are greeted with a wonderful mosaic of the University's seal in front of the main gate. Then you enter the main square with its bell tower and spectacular buildings like the Joanine Library and the many wonderfully ornate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

When you buy the program one package to see the sites, for an additional one euro you get the privilege of climbing the 184 steps to the top of the bell tower. It is well worth it. The views of the town and River simply...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ERDFirefighter
Reviewed 7 October 2018

A mark of the city. The Bell rings at determined hours, so students know when to go to class or when to go home.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Joao B
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Only from the top of the Torre da Universidad you get a full view from Coimbra and surroundings. Very beautiful and in connection with history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neelke V
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Great views over Coimbra. However the ever narrowing stairwell means this one is not for those that suffer from claustrophobia.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Boyfromoz_8
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Cheap price - 2€, the narrow path up leads through many spinning stairs, amazing view over whole town, number of visitors at the same time is limited to the tower capacity

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank rbbrno
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We were a bit annoyed that we had to wait in the queue to climb this tower (understandably, though, since the stairway is extremely narrow), but it was completely worth it. The views from the top are breathtaking, you can basically see all of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

It's extra charged when buying tickets for university visit but it's not worth at all (even if it's only +1€ or 2€ if bought separately). If you visit royal palace you have the chance to see basically the same view from the balcony.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ablazuk
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