It reached worldwide recognition in 2013. The University of Coimbra - Alta e Sofia, received the World Heritage title granted by UNESCO.
The University dates back to 1290, being the oldest college in Portugal and one of the oldest colleges in the world. The building is a landmark of great magnificence in this city, due to its landscape and architectural value. It is located at the top of the city, with a splendorous panoramic view over the city and the Mondego valley.
It stands out in the universal culture and the appreciation and development of the Portuguese language. It was a benchmark for various higher education institutions of Portuguese language around the world.
Coimbra is a city of narrow streets, yards, small staircases and archways.
It is the capital of love in Portugal, of dreams and traditions. Home to poets, Fado music of Coimbra, and PhDs…
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