Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, Coimbra

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Admire the array of architectural styles and traditional atmosphere at Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, one of the world's oldest universities and a World Heritage Site. Though originally established in Lisbon in 1290, the institution officially moved to Alta and Sofia in 1537. Visit the oldest university in Portugal and see the complex's stunning architecture, which spans several centuries. Highlights include the 12th-century cathedral of Santa Cruz, 16th-century colleges, Baroque-style Joanine library, and 18th-century botanical garden. Climb the university tower for excellent views and take a tour of the royal palace of Alcáçova. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia and many more Coimbra attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Coimbra journey maker tool.
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  • Come see the portion of the campus that is made up of old buildings, some of which are impressive and decorative. But much of the campus dates from the mid-20th Century and is full of huge boring... 
    Come see the portion of the campus that is made up of old buildings, some of which are impressive and decorative. But much of the campus dates from the mid-20th Century and is full of huge boring...  more »
  • We started at the bottom part of the city and the walk up, itself, is quite something. The top, the unirversity has some memorable buildins topped with panoramic view of the city and beyond. 
    We started at the bottom part of the city and the walk up, itself, is quite something. The top, the unirversity has some memorable buildins topped with panoramic view of the city and beyond.  more »

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