Universidade Velha

Recommended
The old university occupies the buildings of the former royal palace that were restored and remodelled to become the "Paço dos Estudos" in 1540. It is home to a superb library containing 30 000 books and 5 000 manuscripts arranged according to their subject. The Manueline-style chapel houses a beautiful 18C organ. Enjoy a delightful panoramic view of the town from the upper terrace. The university complex was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2013.

Useful information

Address:

Rua de São João, 3001 Coimbra

Phone:

+351 239 242 744

Opening hours

Mar-Oct: 8.30am-7.30pm; Nov-Feb: 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm - rooms closed to visitors during exam periods

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