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“Beautiful and rich”

University of Coimbra
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Salamanca, Spain
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“Beautiful and rich”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The old university is incredible, it was a palace before. There is an incredible library, chapel and a hall. Tickets are sell inside the previous building. And modernd and big faculty building. Also, unfortunately there is forbidden to take pictures inside.

Visited August 2012
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“Great place to visit !”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Coimbra is a wonderful historical city - the first capital of Portugal. The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in the world. If you visit Coimbra in May you have a chance to see one of the traditional festivities - "Queima das Fitas" (a celebration of graduation's end, symbolized by the burning of the ribbons with the colors of the faculties).

Visited May 2012
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Coimbra, Portugal
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“Academic life”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

A place full of traditions and academic experiences...It is recommended to visit during the early months of May, because it´s when the academic festivities have place...

Visited July 2012
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Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
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“One of tha oldest universities in Europe...”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Pick the audioguide or a complete tour, otherwise it's just an old building.

Visited June 2012
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“Coimbra University”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

The walk up to the University is rather hilly but it's really worth it.
We went inside, took a look at some class rooms and walked around. It really is the city "postcard" to quote some of the locals!

Visited May 2012
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