A unique experience in Coimbra. Not to be missed. Along with fantastic other historical sights. It's up the hill so wear comfortable shoes to navigate the cobblestone streets.
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One of Coimbra's must see Baroque buildings, the University Library sits in the main courtyard and is home to some 300,000 leather-bound texts housed between three equisite gilded and painted chambers
Amazing collection of old books in a gorgeous well preserved library on a lovely campus. We walked right up and purchased the 3-venue ticket at 4 p.m. on a Wednesday in May. No queues and only a short wait for the timed entry to the...More
Even if you've seen pics of it, hold your breath when you enter this quintessential collection. It's like a treasure trove - literal golden - of books. I came to Coimbra for the university, and this is the highlight. So much so that when you...More
Beautiful old library, can't take pictures but magnificent inside, pity I don't think the students can study there. Part of a three destination ticket that is well worth it, chapel and palace included. Tough walk in the heat but it is a great sight the...More
Advanced ticketing and a reservation are required for a visit to the library. Only 20-30 people are allowed in each time. The visits are scheduled every 20 min. No photography is allowed inside the library. Gorgeous interior and a fascinating collection of antique books. It...More
This ticket required attraction is well worth the price of 12 Euros which includes a variety of other sights on the university campus including the old place, clock tower and chapel. The library houses over 40,000 books and is on 3 floors with the top...More
The Joanina Library is royalty among libraries in the world. Not only due to its books but also to the place itself. The structure of the library is amazing: no fumigation has ever been made there, because a family of bats lives there and takes...More
This is an amazing place with a mind numbing collection of ancient books. A must see if you are visiting the lovely old university city of Coimbra.