Biblioteca Joanina – a Priceless Library

Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra University

Coimbra University’s Library is a National Monument: Once referred to as “The House of the Bookshop” Coimbra University’s library is one of the top five libraries in the world. Now called Biblioteca Joanina, this Baroque library was built between 1717 and 1728, during the reign of King João V of Portugal.  The library is named […]

Coimbra University – Coimbra

Coimbra University, Coimbra

Portugal’s Oldest and Largest University: There’s a buzz about Coimbra University today. We arrive on its orientation day and there’s a sense of excitement as new students come to check out their new campus, attend inductions and to get some tips from senior students. Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra University) is Portugal’s oldest and largest university […]