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University of Coimbra Tour (especially the Library)

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University of Coimbra Tour (especially the Library)

I see from the University of Coimbra website that one can pre-book a tour of the University (www.uc.pt/en/informacaopara/visit/contact) . The tour includes the library, which we would really like to see. I have emailed twice to pre-book, but have had no reply. We are leaving for Portugal in 10 days - any tips or information about tours of the University?

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1. Re: University of Coimbra Tour (especially the Library)

We were in Coimbra on a Saturday last December and visited the University however did not do it as part of a guided tour.

We walked to the uni where we purchased our tickets and were able to wander at leisure throught a number of rooms and areas. The library was amazing. If you do it on your own then you need to knock on the door to gain entry as it is closed up to preserve the books.

We had access to the academic prison, Baroque Library, St Michael's Chapel, and a building housing the ceremony room, private examination room and weapons room. There was a viewing platform off this building providing wonderful views over the town.

We only had a night in Coimbra en route from Porto to Lisbon but did enjoy our short visit.

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