Our hotel told us that the Cathedral and the University were the two sites we had to visit and I would agree with them. The building was very interesting and to be able to wander around an active university whilst the student were studying is a unique experience. Well worth the minimal charge.
We were teaching, but you can pay 3 euros to wander around and see the typical local tiles and extraordinary painted ceilings. Lots of pretty courtyards to sit in.
Perhaps Portugal's second most prominent University after Coimbra. Visited during term time. Lots of students milling around and in and out of lectures. Building used to be a monastery with classes for the seminaries beginning in 1553, so seriously old for history buffs! At that time the Pope then declared it a university. After 200 years the Jesuits were expelled... 更多
when you compare prices to visit monuments, clearly this one is overpriced. despite this it worth a visit. the university is very beautiful, every room with an history.
I know and understand the rituals of the praxe but come on some of it is damn right degrading. The elders should know better.. making a freshman lick a girls feet in the public square with just his underwear on then beating him because it's not done fast enough... Thought this was a better uni.. However the actual university is... 更多
The university is worth a visit, so much history here. For me the library was the highlight. I can imagine scholars studying there in years gone by.
Wander through the lecture rooms and drink in the atmosphere of this historic centre of learning. The entrance into the courtyard showcases the beautiful fountain perfectly. Many of the lecture rooms on the ground floor are open and are covered in beautiful tiles which are illustrated according to the original subject taught in that room. A lovely place to wander... 更多
You seem thrown back in time when you visit the small lecture halls but they are all modernly equiped; a visit to the exquisitely decorated library is a must