University of Coimbra, Coimbra

#2 of 112 in Things to do in Coimbra
Must see · World heritage site · University / School · Tourist Spot
Take a tour of University of Coimbra, one of the world's oldest operating universities and a World Heritage Site. Established in 1290, it is a founding member of the Coimbra Group, which incorporates the leading European research universities. Approximately 20,000 students attend the institution, studying the arts, engineering, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, sports, and technology. You can take a guided tour of this historical complex, which covers the Royal Palace, St. Michael's Chapel, Baroque Library, and Academic Prison. Plan trip to Coimbra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
Create an itinerary including University of Coimbra
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

University of Coimbra reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
3,455 reviews
  • It is one of the oldest still operating universities in the world, the oldest and one of the largest in Portugal. The University of Coimbra was founded in 1290 and is a historic institution of higher....  more »
  • The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the world, founded by King Dinish in 1290 in Lisbon, but 18 years later moved to Coimbra. The main building of the university....  more »
  • One of the oldest universities in the world is truly impressive. Botanical Garden, library, museums. Must be visited. No description can give the light and air of this place.
  • The old part is charming.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance