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An add-on to the bibliotheca

An unusual adjunct, always wondered what happened to the naughty boys at school! Helpful to have a... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Noel C
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London, United Kingdom
Well conserved

There are two or three prison cells which are part of the visit to the Library, they are well... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Helmut F
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Irun, Spain
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17 Sep 2017
“An add-on to the bibliotheca”
3 Jul 2017
“Well conserved”
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

An unusual adjunct, always wondered what happened to the naughty boys at school! Helpful to have a staff member available for questions if needed and there was a helpful gent.

Thank Noel C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

There are two or three prison cells which are part of the visit to the Library, they are well conserved and you would rather not have wished to pass any time inside as they are really small with no daylight and absolutely nothing but floor...More

Thank Helmut F
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The prison consists of 2 cells and a bathroom. It's located beneath the "Biblioteca Joanina" because the university used to had its own court system. When students were arrested they only had acess to the library to proceed their studies. There is no isolated ticket...More

Thank SofiaBaptista
Reviewed 27 August 2016

You get to see this if you pay a ticket to visit the "Biblioteca Joanina", it is located underneath the building. It consists of three small rooms where students were imprisoned at a time when the university has some autonomy to enforce its laws.

Thank Pedro F
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Located in the old part of the university, below the Joanina Library, the Prisao Academica or Academic Prison, was where students and staff who had been arrested were held. The prison has been in its present location since 1773. (From 1593 to 1773 it was...More

Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We were so exicted to visit the university prison, but unfortunately we were let down. I guess that we were expecting something with a little more depth, these two cells just looked like tiny rooms.

Thank Suz2002
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Was happy to have an chance to see and understand what these were for with the visit of the university

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