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Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia

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Rua do Arco da Traicao, Coimbra 3000-056, Portugal
+351 239 242 810
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All reviews lovely place to visit beautiful university the main square steeped in history university buildings interesting place couple of hours baroque library guided tour chapel europe students gowns tradition faculties palace hill
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very, very nice! First university in Portugal, with beautiful laboratories kept like years ago. Be there early in the morning if you want to see all things around.

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

We planned our trip with a stop in Coimbra to see the university. We were glad we did.....We did do the tour - self guided through the palace and the chapel and the timestamped ticket for the library. We enjoyed it all, the views, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Me_Myself_and_I_1234
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We didn’t go into any of the buildings but the square is very nice. Situated at the top of the hill there are great views of the surrounding countryside. Worth the hike.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 13 September 2018

A great place to see! it is an amazing university. What a bonus to go to school and have those views!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2ggandelli
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We did not take the guided tour; wonderful old university and town, well worth spending some time exploring the university with its old buildings, libraries. Place has a lot of old history here, so do take the time to research it before you get here....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank alikarim
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The University of Coimbra is really a must in the region. To get there, you have to wait to buy the ticket (a bottle of water will be given to you by a student in case of hot weather) and you will have a time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank leonardo_1964
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This University is still working. It is unusual to see historical places that are still functioning. The library and chapel were impressive, but you can't take photos in the library. The courtyard in the main complex is huge and showcases many facades. There are views...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gita W
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We were very interested in learning about the history and traditions of the university in Coimbra. However, it is interesting that the university maintains the upkeep of its oldest buildings but many of the newer ones look very shabby and uncared for. How much would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Claremont77
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This university is a lovely place to visit, full of culture and history. There is a lot to see, the library, science center, church and palace. the botanical gardens are also a great place to walk through and see. The students still wear the black...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Shelli K
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We took the took of the old university during a recent visit to Coimbra and loved it. The visit is well-laid out and the tickets include the beautiful library. Entry to the library is timed, but you can do the rest of the buildings included...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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