Coimbra University

It is the oldest Portuguese-speaking university and one of the oldest in the world. It was founded in 1290, by King D. Dinis, having then the name of Estudos Gerais. This is definitively established in Coimbra in 1537, during the reign of D. João III, settling in the current Paço das Escolas in 1544. With more than 730 years of history, the University of Coimbra is an unavoidable institution in the history of Portugal and from all over the world. It was considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2013, due to its unique tangible and intangible heritage, fundamental in the history of European and world scientific culture.


this medieval Jewish bath is in excellent condition is situated in the centre of the city. It confirms the proximity to the Synagogue, which probably existed in the City of Coimbra.

Museu Judaico no Pátio da Inquisição

The "Santo Ofício Court" was installed in the city between 1566 and 1821, however this court began its activity in Coimbra in 1541. These spaces were formerly occupied by the Saint Michael, All Saints and Arts colleges.