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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King John’s Library (Bibiloteca Joanina), Coimbra

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