1. Portugal
  2. Coimbra District
  3. Coimbra
  4. University of Coimbra

Coimbra: Walking Tour with University and Joanina Library

Product ID: 194522
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Learn about the historical city of Coimbra on a 3.5-hour walking tour. Wander through streets full of history, culture, and stories. Select the option including entrance to the University of Coimbra and enjoy a visit to the oldest university in Portugal.
About this activity
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Duration: 3.5 hours - 1 day
Starting times 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM
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  • Discover the 3 architectural styles of Santa Cruz Church
  • Learn about the importance of the city's Old Cathedral
  • Admire the beautiful interiors of the New Cathedral
  • Visit the oldest university in Portugal and the Joanina Library
  • Enjoy the colors and the diversity of the classic Botanic Garden
Full description
Start your tour in the historic downtown of Coimbra with a visit to Santa Cruz Church. Admire this important national pantheon and see the 3 different architectural styles of the building. Continue to the old walled city, where your guide will show you the differences between the old and new cathedrals.

Head uptown, walking through the streets that divide the University buildings. If you select the option including university entry, visit inside of the University of Coimbra. Admire the great Joanina Library, the Royal Palace, St. Michel Chapel, the University Palace of Schools, the cloisters, and the university shop.

Afterwards, visit the romantic Botanic Garden, and see species of flowers and trees from all over the world. The gardens are home to more than 1,500 plant species. The activity ends in Tax Square, an area filled with local shops and restaurants in the center of Coimbra.
  • 3.5-hour tour
  • University entry (depending on option selected)
  • Guide
  • Photos of your tour
  • All insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the Igreja de Santa Cruz church, close to a little fountain.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions (if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund)
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Product ID: 194522