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Very impressive bibliotheca, however the basic entry price of 12 euros does not include any guide... read more

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Praca da Porta Ferrea | Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-447, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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 perry2500
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard a lot about this, but the library is really something else! Too magic to not be visited once in lovely Coimbra!

Thank Explorer815240
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The library is really astonishing and must be the most beautiful in Portugal. However the tickets are overpriced (€ 12) and no stand alone tickets are sold but are combined in a “programe I” which also encludes e.g. sala dos capelos . For the visit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This library is well worth a visit. It certainly has the wow factor.apart from the hundreds of books, the architecture is amazing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By arriving at around 9 am, we had no trouble getting a pre-appointed time to see the library. The first 2 floors are a bit underwhelming if you're not Portuguese. On the top floor, no photos are allowed, but it is worth seeing - maybe...More

1  Thank cfuerth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to visit if you like architecture and history. Elaborate selection of ancient books and furniture.

Thank shurkem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Biblioteca is certainly worth seeing. You have to purchase timed tickets, which are time-consuming to get - (tip - get them at the Science Museum a short wander away - no queues at all, and MUCH quicker than waiting in the long queues at...More

1  Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful library not only has incredibly rare books, but its rich baroque interior is truly stunning. The visits are timed to 20 minutes and restricted to only 60 people but with a little patience it really is a sight to savor and commit to...More

Thank TwoToGo2
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Worth waiting for it. If you'are in Coimbra, you should not miss this! To be combined with the Capela de Sao Miguel and the former Royal Palace (Paço das Escolas).

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