Landolia, a World of Photos
Latest Photos of the World in RSS feed
Sign In

Portugal, University of Coimbra - Alta and Sofia

 Posted by , last edited on January 29, 2014 at 05:54:20

Location Coimbra, Portugal
Coordinates N40 12 28.12 W8 25 32.79
Property 36 ha
Date of Inscription 2013

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1387 )

Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the University of Coimbra with its colleges grew and evolved over more than seven centuries within the old town. Notable university buildings include the 12th century Cathedral of Santa Cruz and a number of 16th century colleges, the Royal Palace of Alcáçova, which has housed the University since 1537, the Joanine Library with its rich baroque decor, the 18th century Botanical Garden and University Press, as well as the large “University City” created during the 1940s. The University’s edifices became a reference in the development of other institutions of higher education in the Portuguese-speaking world where it also exerted a major influence on learning and literature. Coimbra offers an outstanding example of an integrated university city with a specific urban typology as well as its own ceremonial and cultural traditions that have been kept alive through the ages.

Photos from Landolia

Courtyard of the University of Coimbra Overlooking Coimbra, University of Coimbra

More photos and localization on interactive Google Map

About Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche on Google+
Simon Laroche on Twitter
Simon Laroche on Facebook
Simon Laroche on Pinterest
Simon Laroche on LinkedIn
: Coder, Designer, Webmaster and Expert SEO Consulting, Simon Laroche is also a wise traveller and an avid amateur photographer. He created the website Landolia and many others...

Leave a comments

Your Name or Pseudo
Your Email (not displayed)

Latest pages

Recent activity