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“Recommend the guided tour”

Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra
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Ranked #4 of 97 things to do in Coimbra
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

We were lucky enough to have Catherine as our guide who was passionate and informative in showing us throughout the university. The library is truly remarkable and will soon be world heritage listed.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

One of the most beautiful libraries I've ever visited.
I've studied in the city and visited regularly, I've recently visited with some foreign friends who I caught gasping upon entrance in the library - to show you how beautiful it is!

Thank MarianaFF
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

You have to buy a ticket and you are allocated a slot to visit the library, but its worth it.

The library is beautiful and definatly from another age. Its the sort of place you could imagine Dumbledore perusing a magic book.

Thank Reenby
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The inside of the library is absolutely beautiful, ornate baroque decor and beautiful inlaid tables (covered at night to protect from the resident bug eating bats) - don't miss the more plain downstairs library which has displays of old books laid out to see.

Visits are scheduled to avoid crowding, so you buy your ticket first and get a time to come
back.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Wow!! Magnificent ornate library. Timed visits and small group of people allowed on each visit to limit crowding.

Thank mpd
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