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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
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
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
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.
A student downstairs has to announce your visit upstairs since the stairs are so narrow that only one person at a time can fit. Of course, you have a grand view of the river and Coimbra - and then the student upstairs has to announce...More