Tuesday, 28 March 2017

university of coimbra























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I am so glad to be attending the University of Coimbra for this spring semester. It isn't on the UNESCO World Heritage List for nothing, because the buildings from the 12th century onwards are just so fantastic and so full of history. Traditional Portuguese things, Roman influences, and all the prettiness. Despite the fact that you can't take pictures inside most of the buildings, I have no lack of photos. As a student there's no entrance fee for me (hooray!), but it is totally worth paying for as well to see the whole university. I certainly would (but getting told it's free was a pleasant surprise as well). My favourite is the Biblioteca Joanina. Again; no pictures, but it is stunning. And most recently it has been used as inspiration for the library in the new Beauty and the Beast film, if that's something you're into. Other than that, I've also enjoyed learning a bit more about Portuguese history, which has not been and still isn't my area of expertise. For example, before getting here, I certainly did not know that Coimbra used to be the capital! Or that its university is the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world. All in all, it's such a cool place for anyone to see and visit. The only thing I'm struggling with is walking up the university hill pretty much on a daily basis, haha..

9 comments :

Laura Mitbrodt said...

Wow beautiful photos, I love the architecture
xo
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Miguel Gouveia said...

Thanks a lot :D

OMG you're so near :D I love COIMBRA <3

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Beauty Editer said...

Wonderful! :)



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Corinne said...

Wow, Im so jealous of you studying here. It's beautiful.

Corinne x

E said...

What a beautiful place! I need to visit someday!

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Laila said...

Wow, it looks incredible! That is really amazing to be studying at the oldest academic building in the world...!! x

The Reader's Tales said...

Wow, it looks incredible!
Lucky you to study at this ancient university. Well done, Laura :)

Krysten Quiles said...

LOVE the architecture!

Laura Jones said...

Laura Mitbrodt - thank you, dear! i do as well! xx

Miguel Gouveia - haha, yeah, hon:-) and i do, too, it's a lovely city! xx

Beauty Editer - cheers, pet! x

Corinne - haha:-) isn't it, gal! xx

E - it really is worth visiting, lady! xx

Laila - doesn't it, lovely! and only the oldest in the portuguese speaking world, but still pretty old! xx

The Reader's Tales - thank you, love! xx

Krysten Quiles - i do too, hen! it's beautiful, isn't it! xx