Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra

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Library · Traveler Resource
Browse a collection of 250,000 volumes, some dating back to 1750, at Biblioteca Joanina, a rich European library. The older works are difficult to preserve because of their fragile papers, but the site uses both modern technology and ancient techniques to maintain them--including hosting a colony of live bats, which eat bibliophagic insects and woodworms. Walk through three rooms of the library, adorned with decorative arches, painted ceiling murals, and gilded shelves carved out of tropical wood. Take a guided tour and learn about the history of the institution. To visit Biblioteca Joanina on your holiday in Coimbra, and find out what else Coimbra has to offer, use our Coimbra.
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  • Very nice library, would have been better if a bit more explanation would have been given. They have the QR codes but within the little amount of time you get you can’t read every detail  more »
  • One of the most beautiful thing i have seen in Coimbra!! Very rich and old library. Worth the 10 Euro for the visit. The visit is very short though but still think book lovers need to see this.  more »
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  • Beautiful and interesting. But who the hell were Jaime and Alberto, we never worked it out. No Stephenie Meyer books, go elsewhere for your twilight needs.
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