University of Coimbra, Coimbra

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Must see · World heritage site · University / School · Tourist Spot
Take a tour of University of Coimbra, one of the world's oldest operating universities and a World Heritage Site. Established in 1290, it is a founding member of the Coimbra Group, which incorporates the leading European research universities. Approximately 20,000 students attend the institution, studying the arts, engineering, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, sports, and technology. You can take a guided tour of this historical complex, which covers the Royal Palace, St. Michael's Chapel, Baroque Library, and Academic Prison. Plan trip to Coimbra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This one of the oldest universities in Europe and is worth to vsit the area which is very big. Is not easy to find where to buy the tickets  more »
  • a very beautiful place, we took a tour to see this place, the guides tell us all the stories of students. also, we visit the museum of the university here the ceremonies take place.  more »
  • One of the oldest universities in the world is truly impressive. Botanical Garden, library, museums. Must be visited. No description can give the light and air of this place.
  • The old part is charming.

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