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Biblioteca Joanina

Praca da Porta Ferrea | Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-447, Portugal
+351 239 859 900
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Over priced, crowded, with poor information

We queued for nearly an hour to pay €12 each for a 4-part ticket to university attractions. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Martin W
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Beautiful Library, must see in Coimbra

Just a tip first - before checking out the area which is beautiful, buy the tickets, the waiting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tomer M
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Praca da Porta Ferrea | Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-447, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We queued for nearly an hour to pay €12 each for a 4-part ticket to university attractions. The Royal Palace was dull and gloomy.The Chapel was closed because of weddings. The Science Museum was reminiscent of something from the 1960s, nothing like a modern, stimulating...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a tip first - before checking out the area which is beautiful, buy the tickets, the waiting line could be over an hour and there are other things to do in between. Another tip, If you are a student, bring your student card for...More

Thank Tomer M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolute must see if you are anywhere near the university. Such a shame that cameras cannot be used (probably due to the numbties who do not know how turn off the flashing their camera/phone)

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entered as part of a combined ticket of university gems for 12euros and worth every penny. You get a pre-booked time but no guide, and we came when a pre-booked private group dominated the space but apart from that the experience was very good. Great...More

Thank Noel C
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is an exceptional gem in all of Portugal and even Europe. Make sure that you go with a guide who will tell you about all of the libraries hidden secrets. You must buy a ticket for access for specific time periods and there is...More

1  Thank rsba
Reviewed 30 August 2017

You can only visit this during an allocated slot but it's well worth not skipping it on your tour of the old university. Wow - what a stunning building and so much history here!

Thank Ali98
Reviewed 28 August 2017

During the summer it get busy and you have to book the time. Try to get your tickets early. Full ticket also include the entrance to the other museums around.

Thank AnaKay_travelgirl
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Entrance to the library is by ticket at specific times. At the allotted time, a lengthy queue of people filed into this small-ish space. There is only access to the centre of the room with the sides being roped off. However, once many of the...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful library for those interested in architecture, books and how the library operated in the many bygone era's. You have to book to get in on a timed every 10 minute basis. If hot and sunny, take some protection as not much shade...More

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 31 July 2017

When visiting Coiimbra, you must visit this library. It baroc features are so beautiful and when you image all the facts in these books. Makes you think.

Thank Christophe W
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