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University of Coimbra

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Paco das Escolas, Coimbra 3000-240, Portugal
+351 239 242 744
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All reviews oldest universities in europe several buildings royal palace harry potter joanina library clock tower beautiful architecture worth the climb audio guide take your time the river science museum ticket office narrow streets well worth the visit great place to visit student life
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Some beautiful sculptures at the top of the hill. Somewhat plain academic buildings including Medicine, Mathematics, Letters & Sciences, Anthropology—with students & faculty buzzing around as usual. Some visual examples of political dissent in the form of graffiti scrawled on buildings. Many interesting historical buildings,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in on the way to Porto. It was a Sunday so we more or less had the entire place to ourselves. Nice cafe w/ a terrace to grab lunch or a cappuccino and relax.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

As you approach Coimbra, you cannot fail to see the University complex at the top of the hill and the University really is the jewel in the crown of the City. There is much to see and do at this still fully functioning University, and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When visiting lovely Coimbra, do visit the university. It’s beautiful. Well organized at the cashier.

Thank Jeanine01
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was passing by Coimbra and wanted to check out the sights. It appears that the university is one of the popular attractions here so I parked the car on the other side of the river and walked up the hill to the university. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered our way up the hill to the University and were lucky to get there soon after they opened and thus the ticket line was short. Also we were able to get a timed entry not too late in the day to tour the...More

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit. The cafeteria provided a decent inexpensive lunch including beer. The tower was a worthwhile climb. We also visited the old library. Very interesting. Makes you think what it was like going to University in 1300’s

Thank Mark I
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest eurpean Universities, it is amazingly beautiful, specially the law school that used to be a palace. A lot of tourists though

Thank Joao B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The University is situated at the top of the hill. There are great views of the surrounding countryside. We didn’t go into the library but heard it was nice.

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 1 week ago

12 euro ticket which covers the royal palace, St Michael's chapel, tower, baroque library and science museum. We ensured that we arrived early and at 9.30 there was no queue to buy an entry ticket, however when we walked past 90 minutes later there were...More

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20 September 2018|
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Response from Saranya P | Reviewed this property |
It is considered a "must see" when you go to Coimbra. The visit does not take that long. I would allow 1-1.5 hrs there. Is there any other places you would like to visit while you there? It was all we did. Old town is always... More
21 September 2016|
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Response from Pedro R | Property representative |
Hello! If you want to take the guided tour, or traveling with a big group you may book it in advance. If not you may take the ticket and visit the University at your convenience.