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Paco das Escolas - Foyer da Biblioteca Geral | Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-447, Portugal
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a monumental hall, full of history, solemnity and significance. To tell the truth, when I entered this magnificent room I felt a sort of anti climax, as I came just after seeing the Library, but you know, the latter is so unique that...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Turn a corner and here you find the most impressive panelled chamber of great height with wonderful paint and panelling, still not quite sure what this is used for but one can imagine it is for special formal occasions at the university.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We went to this attraction because it was included in our tour around the Coimbra University. In this room is where some of the most important people defended their final paperwork to become "doctors" or during their masters. Still nowadays it is used for this...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Grand hall lined with red carpet and featuring portraits from University Rectors through the ages. Nice panoramic view from upstairs.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

After visiting the library and the St. Michael's Chapel, get inside the adjacent building and wander around and you will find gorgeous lecture halls like this one and eventually an outdoors walkway overlooking the old cathedral.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

This was where the King held meetings. The room is decorated with paintings of kings and queens of Portugal. It is where all PhD defenses take place at the University of Coimbra. It is absolutely medieval: the candidate sits in a small chair and table...More

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I observed a student and her mentors questioning her through the Ph.D. defense with the head of school and public onlookers. This is a grant old hall and every ph.d defense takes place here unless the docket is too crowded. Great spectacle.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as part of our tour. It was a fantastic restaurant. Good food, excellent service. We ordered suckling pig and it was fantastic.

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