Statues of University of Coimbra, Portugal

University of Coimbra exists from 1290! It is one of the oldest functional universities of World. It is the oldest one in Portugal and has the reputation of being the largest higher education and research institution. The university was first located in Lisbon and after several relocations it got permanently established in Coimbra in 1537. In 2013 this University of Coimbra was added to UNESCO World Heritage list.

While touring the campus we came across several statues, here are three of them for the meme Skywatch Friday. The first statue is that of King João III, who based the University permanently in Coimbra. The second statue is of King Dinis who founded the university in 1290. I couldn’t make out who the third person. Searched the net for his identity but couldn’t get any clue.

Statues of University of CoimbraThis is the view of the Library with statue of King João III, in front of it.

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30 Responses

  1. Lovely clicks Indrani…
    xoxo, Neha

  2. sylviakirk says:

    Wonderful statues and such lovely blue, blue skies!! We haven’t any of those in weeks here in Oregon!!! Just GRAY and more GRAY!! A great post for the day as always, Indrani!! And thank you, as always, for sharing!! I hope you have a beautiful weekend!! Enjoy!!

  3. Jean Marie says:

    Breathtaking! What a stunning view!

  4. eileen says:

    Beautiful statues and lovely skies! Great captures. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  5. Cloudia says:

    Instructive and inspiring statues for the students, Indrani. Namaste

  6. TexWisGirl says:

    neat view! i like the line-up of the statues – from thick, thinner, thinnest. 🙂

  7. ellen b says:

    Such interesting statues and university! The setting is lovely.

  8. Interesting statues – I just had to check out TexWisGirl comment about their being in order from thick to thin.
    Loved that last shot, what a great view.

  9. wow… very different…

  10. Jim says:

    Great statues

  11. Breathtaking sculptures! Thanks for sharing these amazing archaic pieces with us.

  12. Mridula says:

    Beautiful pictures, both!

  13. Wonderful statues, Amazing pics.

  14. Imagine being in such a university as a student!!!


  15. Nice sculptures, having them in the University its creating a big impression.

  16. Garima Nag says:

    What a pleasant blue sky & magnificent statues. Loved the place. Portugal many amazing places to visit. Would like to see them in person some day :).

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. Parul says:

    Very different and such clear blue skies! I have a fascination for all UNESCO preserved sites. Loved these as well.

  18. Beautiful statues and lovely captures!

  19. U K says:

    Awesome is the word.. 🙂

  20. Bob says:

    Brilliant shots of three statues.

  21. Arun says:

    Different but beautiful statues!

  22. Somehow I have never been very fond of statues 😉 but beautiful capture 🙂

  23. DeniseinVA says:

    I have always wanted to visit Portugal, one day. Great photos Indrani.

  24. Sadhvi says:

    Ohh ,the pictures are great .The statues look amazing in the blue background

  25. A nice Post.. It’s amazing to know that a University of 1290 functions even this date.. Thanks for sharing, Indrani!

  26. Ami says:

    Lovely statues against the blue skies

  27. A very lovely blue sky as a backdrop for those statues!

  28. matin says:

    I just want to be there! Good For U 🙂
    We have old universities here at Iran too!

  29. wow… very different…

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