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The University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290, it is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of its largest higher education and research institutions. It is organized into eight different faculties according to a wide range of fields, granting academic bachelor's (licenciado), master's (mestre) and doctorate (doutor) degrees in arts, engineerings, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, sports and technologies. On June 22, 2013, UNESCO added the university to its World Heritage List
The University of Coimbra is home to the Joanine Library [Biblioteca Joanina] established in the 18th century and considered one of the most beautiful university libraries in the world. The library holds over 250,000 books dating from the 12th to the 19th centuries, dealing mainly with civil and canon law, theology and philosophy. The University of Coimbra is home also to the St Michael chapel

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Portugal Coimbra8 Universidade de Coimbra4

  1. 1. The medieval capital of Portugal for over a hundred years, and site of the country’s greatest university for the past five centuries, Coimbra is an historic, cultured beauty. Its beautiful core cascades down a hillside in a lovely setting on the east bank of the Rio Mondego: it's a multicoloured collage of buildings spanning nearly a millennium Dragão by the Portuguese sculptor Aureliano de Aguiar
  2. 2. 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. The University of Coimbra has approx 20,000 students, and hosts one of the largest communities of inter- national students in Portugal, being the most cosmopolitan Portuguese university A statue of D. Dinis (1261–1325), who founded the University of Coimbra on August 13, 1290
  3. 3. Porta Ferrea, entrance door to the Old University
  4. 4. The 17th century Porta Ferrea or 'iron gate' which leads to the courtyard of Coimbra's Old University
  5. 5. Mosaic of the University's seal in front of the main gate. As patron goddess of wisdom, Minerva frequently features in statuary, as an image on seals, and in other forms, at educational establishments
  6. 6. © Joas Souza
  7. 7. © Joas Souza
  8. 8. Entrance door to the Chapel of São Miguel, bell tower and Law school entrance
  9. 9. view to west from Paco das Escolas - the Mondego river
  10. 10. Ponte Rainha Santa Isabel
  11. 11. Paco dos Escolas, statue of King Joao III (1950, by Francisco Franco) and River Mondego - (from the Sala dos Capelos)
  12. 12. Ponte Rainha Santa Isabel
  13. 13. Law school entrance
  14. 14. Law school entrance
  15. 15. Law school entrance
  16. 16. The 17th century Porta Ferrea or 'iron gate’ with statues of Law and Medicine in each side
  17. 17. The University of Coimbra is home to the Joanine Library [Biblioteca Joanina] established in the 18th century and considered one of the most beautiful university libraries in the world. The library holds over 250,000 books dating from the 12th to the 19th centuries, dealing mainly with civil and canon law, theology and philosophy
  18. 18. Built between 1717 and 1728, it is one of the exponents of the Baroque Portuguese and one of the richest European libraries. Will be known as Baroque Library in honor and memory of King John V (1707-1750), who sponsored its construction and whose portrait, made by Domenico Duprà (1725), dominates the space
  19. 19. The structure is protected by being constructed of oak woods, that, in addition to its dense nature (which makes it difficult for wood penetration) elicits an odor that is repellent to papirófagos, insects that survive on paper. The books are also protected by a small colony of bats, that during the night consume the insects that appear, eliminating the pest and assisting the maintenance of the stacks. Naturally, these mammals require additional care in order to prevent damage to the grains of the wooden furniture. Nightly, functionaries cover the "bufets" (credenzas) with leather towels, and in the morning, the library is cleaned
  20. 20. São Miguel Chapel was planned by Marco Pires between 1517 and 1522. The chapel is a tourist attraction of the university old quarter. It has a choir, Coro da Capela da Universidade de Coimbra, that performs in the church. Although Coimbra University teaching and administrative staff has priority, São Miguel Chapel rents its spare time and space to any person outside the university community and is a popular place for catholic weddings in the town
  21. 21. The royal chapel dedicated to St. Michael was also the headquarters of the Brotherhood of Professors and Students under the invocation of Our Lady of Light
  22. 22. On the left side stands the altar dedicated to Our Lady of Light, patroness of all students
  23. 23. The organ dates from 1737 and has about 2,000 pipes. Its acquisition was sponsored by King John V
  24. 24. The organ is still operational
  25. 25. The painting of the ceiling was made by Francisco F. de Araújo by the end of the 17th century
  26. 26. The baroque organ is decorated with Chinese motifs similar to those present in the Baroque Library shelves
  27. 27. the aisle is covered with "carpet" like tiles that were manufactured in Lisbon 
  28. 28. Miradouro do Vale do Inferno
  29. 29. Miradouro do Vale do Inferno
  30. 30. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owner  Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela Sound: Mariza - Melhor de Mim 2017

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