Coimbra University (6/16)

The oldest in Portugal has elements from the time of the Romans to the present day. One of the oldest universities in the world and the oldest in all of Portugal. Up until the early part of the 20th century, it was also the only Portuguese-speaking university in the world. Built in the grounds of a former palace, its 16th-century campus is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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