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The Old University, Coimbra, Portugal

 
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Distance from city center: 0.8mi
zsoldicsa's pictureby zsoldicsa Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 10th of November, 2009
Coimbra's University is one of the oldest in the world. It is located on the highest point of the upper town, where once the royal palace stood.

The Porta Ferrea, the Iron Gate leads to the beautiful courtyard. The whole thing looks from here like it might have looked in the Middle Ages. The yard has a terrace on one side, from where the view is amazing.

On the opposite side there is the Old University building with the Law Faculty and the Via Latina which is remarkable for once only Latin was allowed to be spoken here.

On the right side of this building there is the Observatorio, the Observatory and the University Church that was built in the second half of the 16th century and has a very hight and beautiful tower.

There is also a small museum here and a restaurant. The whole place is very nice and is perfect to spend some hours here wandering and enjoying the view.

Address:
Universidade de Coimbra
Largo da Porta Ferrea
Coimbra

Price:
2,5 Euro for adults.

Opening Hours:
Opened every day.
15 March to 30 September: 9am - 7pm
1 October to 14 March: 9am - 5pm

 
 
 
 
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