University of Coimbra, Coimbra

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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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  • Library was interesting to look at. Rest was typical Portugal. Not sure worth the price of admission. 
    Library was interesting to look at. Rest was typical Portugal. Not sure worth the price of admission.  more »
  • This University started in 1290 and has been operational ever since. Love exploring the Chemistry Building where they studied matter & energy, and components of water. If you love learning, you... 
    This University started in 1290 and has been operational ever since. Love exploring the Chemistry Building where they studied matter & energy, and components of water. If you love learning, you...  more »
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  • Ancient outside and modern inside. I am yet to explore and discover it. The journey just began....To be continue soon......
  • A very nice and interesting university, especially the bookstore. Outside there are students who sell university merchandise (like pens) to support their studies!

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