Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia

Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia

Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,278 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
The University of Coimbra, Alta and Sofia in Portugal is listed as an Unesco World Heritage since June 2013. But it has been in existence since the 12th century.
Written 14 June 2023
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Carol I
Portland, OR152 contributions
May 2022
You must allow time to peruse the hilltop university, it is old and beautiful. There is a cafe up there... unimposing,
Written 8 February 2023
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Jules060617
Lausanne, Switzerland1,339 contributions
Sept 2022
You need to be let out of a taxi opposite the Science Museum in order to get tickets and book the Library "Tour". Then it is a ten minute walk to reach the Old University, made up mostly of the Library (see elsewhere), the fine St Michael's Chapel with its extraordinary organ placed high on the wall, and the so-called Royal Palace, where the very unusual and beautiful Great Hall of Acts is the main interest. During the visit (many steps up and down), there is a fine view over the Old Cathedral and the town beyond.
Written 8 October 2022
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NLDS72
Sunrise, FL355 contributions
Sept 2022
The place is beautiful and full of history, however the logistics and the service are terrible. It seems like the tourist are bothering them. The bathroom were filthy. It is a shame.
Written 6 October 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
Jun 2022
Coimbra remains Portugal's main University town and one of Europe's oldest.
So, visiting its University is one of the best things to do for visitors.
However, have in mind the complex is huge, occupying several blocks on a hill.
The most interesting part is the central part with the Joanina Library, Sao Miguel chapel,...etc around the University square. Other parts you'll see when walking the area towards the square, but they're not of tourist interest and look underwhelming, like Sovietish massive ugly block buildings - that's Salazar legacy.
As many others said buying tickets is very illogical - I'd go step further saying it's idiotic not to find the ticket booth by the main attraction everyone's heading to, but 10 min walk away from it.
Written 3 August 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,739 contributions
May 2022
Come see the portion of the campus that is made up of old buildings, some of which are impressive and decorative. But much of the campus dates from the mid-20th Century and is full of huge boring architecture in poor condition. Too bad Salazar left his mark.
Written 8 May 2022
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Gordon B
Netanya, Israel850 contributions
Nov 2021
We started at the bottom part of the city and the walk up, itself, is quite something. The top, the unirversity has some memorable buildins topped with panoramic view of the city and beyond.
Written 6 November 2021
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John
Lisbon, Portugal151 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The university is stunning and you feel the history. Fantastic views of the city but the experience is spoiled by the horrible ticket process. Of course it is best to buy on line & if you don’t then get ready!

As you enter the university courtyard then you discover you have to walk another 10 mins outside the university complex to buy a ticket. It is not easy to find. The people selling the tickets are painfully slow explaining every detail of the tours available.

Portugal works at Portugal pace. Slow. Very slow!
Written 9 October 2021
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal810 contributions
Aug 2020
This is a strategic point to understand Coimbra’s geographical reality. Looking inland one gets the notion that the territory is marked by mountains; looking the coastal side one sees that the plains are predominant in the landscape. The river Mondego is the element bringing those two realities together and also, along the centuries, the fluvial road for the products exchange of those two different regions. All around the square the old interesting university buildings façades. Enjoy!
Written 21 March 2021
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bgillat
Amherst, MA234 contributions
Apr 2019
As the other parts of this wonderful and beautiful university, the buildings are very impressive and it is really highly recommended to spend time visiting and enjoying the location.
Written 5 March 2020
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