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The Coimbra University in Portugal

The Coimbra University is one of the governmental universities in Lisbon in Portugal and perhaps the oldest in Europe. Although the university was founded at the end of the 13th century, it changed many locations until it reached its current place in 1573. The Coimbra University is also included in many travel packages to Portugal today.

As the most ancient university that continued working until today, the Coimbra University enjoys many wonderful aspects. It has 8 different faculties and hosts up 20 thousand students from all over the world. As a unique establishment, the University of Coimbra was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2013.

King Denis, who ruled over Portugal from 1279 till 1325 AD, established the University of Coimbra. He was famous for his many reforms when he made the Portuguese the official language of the country and also got rid of military orders.

The king never knew at the time that he would be founding one of the oldest and most famous universities in the world. Today, many vacationers who travel to Portugal would have a tour in the university to view its architectural elegance.

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