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Biblioteca Joanina: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good visit but wished they offered guided visit. Buy your ticket early in the morning and return at the assigned time.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 861ja
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For the money, we have to be honest and say that we were disappointed. The tour was very regimented and you have ten minutes to view the main library and you’re on your way out! Don’t get me wrong, the library is fantastic, but we...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The library is 3 floors. The first and second are boring. The third is the one you see in photos but you're not allowed to take any pictures on this floor. It's pretty but I'm not sure it's worth the money for the tour to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KYtraveler79
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had this tour as part of a group visit with viking cruises. They purposely limit access to the library to control the humidity, so the visits are very short. It truly is an amazing place to visit and learn about the history, and the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mochalab
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous, over the top ornate library in the University. You can not book online so get there early and you will get a time slot. We were there at 8.30 and got a 9.30 time. Only negative.....tour groups hog the limited space listening to their...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank moonflower59
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well, firstly, I should say, the Biblioteca Joanina is beautiful and I had great expectation to it, but on the other side, I must say that the visiting is really annoying!! In order to visit the Biblioteca Joanina, one must pay 12.5 Euros which include...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The history of this library is fascinating, the tables and architecture are stunning. It's worth queuing to buy a multi-site ticket. Cameras are not allowed in the main room. The general library is a different building, the Joanina library is the one to visit. Highly...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 551lizaf
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Bilbliteca is the heart of the old University in Coimbra. You’ll need to book a ticket for it but we were able to get one quickly by arriving earlier in the morning. It is a fabulously maintained library with many famous Portuguese original maps...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 272henryb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful rooms with a stunning collection of books. A world class building with great baroque features

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 490theos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This impressive museum inside the university( apollo 1) is a must-see in Coimbra. The precious old books protected by bats eating insects is a really interesting fact! They have a academic prison at the base floor. It is not allowed to take photo inside the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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14 August 2019|
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Response from Craig M | Reviewed this property |
There are parking options near to the ticket office. If you can find a spot there, you won't have any hills to climb, so walking to the library will be easy. I suggest that you use a gps navigation system to put you close to... More
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Abby E
11 August 2019|
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I didn't find anywhere to pre book those tickets. However we accidentally discovered that if you go later in the afternoon the queue was far less and so was the crowd. Bus tours are usually filling the area morning and early... More
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