Attractions

Notable Building in Coimbra

Paço das Escolas

The Schools Palace, the original Royal Palace, houses the university's iconic salas. Here, important traditional academic ceremonies still take place. To visit the palace, from the courtyard gate take the stairway o…
Notable Building in Coimbra

Prisão Acadêmica

Below the Biblioteca Joanina is this evocative place: a former lock-up for misbehaving students. Originally located beneath the Sala dos Capelos, the academic lock-up was later transferred back to the medieval jail …