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Reviewed 2 days ago

The library portion of this visit is amazing. The chapel is something to see, but the former palace is disappointing, at best. An expensive price tag just to see the library, but worth it. The rest of the tour is a bit disappointing...sorry to say.

Thank Kent B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beauriful library, all wrapped in gold and filled with old books. A must see in Coimbra. Curious fact: they have bats living there so they can maintain the place moth free and keep the books safe

Thank Joao B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of tradition, Coimbra connects past, present and future...true to the past, it aims at being a modern university city. The Biblioteca Joanina is an absolute treasure. Must see.

Thank portuguesecooking
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing! It’s worth waiting in the queue at the ticket box to be able to see it. The highlight of the visit to the university area.

Thank robin v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is part of the university and an interesting place to visit. We were there as part of a tour and were lucky to have an excellent guide who had been a student there and who obviously had very fond memories and was proud to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes there are tickets to be purchased and yes there is a long queue of people who will go in at the same time as you and yes it is much smaller inside than the pictures show.....but it is still worth it! Forget that you...More

Thank Lotte A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must during your visit of the University of Coimbra. Be aware that you cannot take photos inside

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing spot. Surreal with the gold leaf and great wood carving. The books take a back seat to all the grandeur.

Thank SkiHamster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressive bibliotheca, however the basic entry price of 12 euros does not include any guide or commentary, so it is probably worth considering paying a little more for a tour.

Thank Boyfromoz_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is rare to find such a planned room and even so one that is so complex and integrated. Portuguese Joao V design at its best. Beautiful.

Thank GEORGE P
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