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Universidade Velha Recommended Recommended : Michelin's recommendations

The old university occupies the buildings of the former royal palace that were restored and appointed to become the "Paço dos Estudos" in 1540. It has a superb library containing 30 000 books and 5 000 manuscripts referenced by subject. The architecture of the setting alone warrants a close examination. From the upper terrace there are lovely panoramic views over the town.

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  • Address : R. du Dr-Guilherme-Moreira P - 3001 Coimbra3001Coimbra
  • Phone : 239 859 800
  • Website :

Opening hours :

  • Mar-Oct: 9am-7.30pm; rest of year: 9.30am-5.30pm, weekends 10.30am-4.30pm - ticket counter at the end of the colonnade gallery of the Paço das Escolas, on the right - library and palace (Great Hall of Acts, Private Examination Room): €7; tower included: €10; chapel: free admittance. Rooms closed to visitors during examination periods

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    • Language: gbr
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    I found this unexpectedly good - far more extensive than most European university sites.


    The walk up is a bit much for senior citizens with medical conditions! However it's quite unnecessary as it can be accessed either by lift and funicular or by bus.

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