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Crowded but worth it

Impressive library well worth seeing if in Coimbra. Groups of 60 are allowed in for 20 mins at a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nicolas R
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Quite impressive

The Joanina library is a bit overrated as the symbol of the Coimbra University, since there are so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Praca da Porta Ferrea | Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-447, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Impressive library well worth seeing if in Coimbra. Groups of 60 are allowed in for 20 mins at a time. A little crowded.

Thank Nicolas R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Joanina library is a bit overrated as the symbol of the Coimbra University, since there are so many other great (even greater) things to see on campus, like the Royal Palace, the nearby chapel and the view from the top of the tower. But...More

1  Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was really a great visit. Having the opportunity to see this Biblioteca at the Coimbra university demonstrated the importance of the culture for the civilization in the 18th century. The building is very well maintained.

Thank Salvador H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This library is truly remarkeble as you realise that you are face-to-face with books that are hunderds of years old. The tour itself is quite short and there is no one there to explain what you are actually looking at such as who is the...More

Thank Rbrave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It feels like visiting Harry Potter when you stroll across the campus, visiting all the majestic halls. Really beautiful and not to be missed.

Thank byemyselftravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here on a three part ticket, valid for a day for 12 Euros. I think this good value for money considering the cost of other attractions across Europe. A must for history buffs, book buffs, art buffs and anyone who appreciates the emergence...More

2  Thank Nicola-Jane-Brown
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting tour of the university, the library, the palace and the grounds. The main library a step back in time. Worth taking time to visit

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 13 July 2018

No pictures allowed on the main floor, and even if you could take them, they wouldn't do this place justice. If you are in Coimbra, it is something you really have to see. Why then did I only give four stars? You are somewhat limited...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Biblioteca Joanina is a nice old library but does not offer anything more than similar or even nicer (and cheaper) other libraries that you can find anywhere in Europe. 12€ for the entrance are simply absurd, and get prepared for long waiting times as you...More

2  Thank Daniele P
Reviewed 3 July 2018

If you like old libraries to look through, this fits the bill. Interesting place even for myself, a person not usually interested in such things

Thank Bill R
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