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Torre da Universidade de Coimbra

Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Great Aerial View of the City

Definitely not a good option if you're claustrophobic, fear heights or dread steps. Otherwise it'll... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GustavoA4210
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Coimbra, Portugal
Excellent view over city and University square

This tower has separate entry fee, but it is very cheap. You have beautiful views over the city and... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2018
Elena257
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Timisoara, Romania
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Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-295, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely not a good option if you're claustrophobic, fear heights or dread steps. Otherwise it'll definitely be the best view of the city you will get. Perfect place for taking pictures in Coimbra!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GustavoA4210
Reviewed 18 December 2018

This tower has separate entry fee, but it is very cheap. You have beautiful views over the city and over the University Square.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elena257
Reviewed 29 November 2018

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
Thank jamesafoster
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
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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
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