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Torre da Universidade de Coimbra

Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-295, Portugal
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Worth the climb

We were a bit annoyed that we had to wait in the queue to climb this tower (understandably, though... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vladimir1998
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Not worth it

It's extra charged when buying tickets for university visit but it's not worth at all (even if it's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ablazuk
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Lodz, Poland
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Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-295, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit annoyed that we had to wait in the queue to climb this tower (understandably, though, since the stairway is extremely narrow), but it was completely worth it. The views from the top are breathtaking, you can basically see all of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's extra charged when buying tickets for university visit but it's not worth at all (even if it's only +1€ or 2€ if bought separately). If you visit royal palace you have the chance to see basically the same view from the balcony.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My time was limited and I could not climb up to the tower. But it seems huge and you can have a full panoramic view of the town as well..

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A student downstairs has to announce your visit upstairs since the stairs are so narrow that only one person at a time can fit. Of course, you have a grand view of the river and Coimbra - and then the student upstairs has to announce...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Stands in the square of the university and the bells ring to remind the students to go to class!!! They don't much like how often it rings!

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

While visiting Coimbra in October, two friends and I, after a visit to the beautiful Biblioteca Joanina, decided to take the opportunity to climb the steps to the top of the tower. There is a wonderful view from the top and we definitely felt it...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

The tower is called 'a cabra' by students and locals, which translates as 'the goat'. The reason apparently is that it does not stop making a noise, The bells ring every 15 minutes - even during the night! We had to pay extra to climb...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

When you visit the university you can buy an combination ticket. But when arriving at the tower, you here that you have to pay extra for it. Not very much, but not quite logical that you need to go all the way back to the...More

Thank Christophe W
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

This is a tower that was meant to tell students when it was time to go to class. It was therefore called a bad name by the students (a name TripAdvisor will not allow me to post although it is historically accurate) because it was...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

This Bell Tower dominates the main University courtyard and is flanked by other historic buildings on three sides of the square

Thank Douglas552
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