Universidade de Coimbra - Coimbra, Portugal
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N 40° 12.468 W 008° 25.565
29T E 548840 N 4450979
Quick Description: This Euro coin was issued to celebrate the classification of the Universidade de Coimbra as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013.
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Date Posted: 12/17/2014 3:12:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMN352
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Long Description:
"Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the University of Coimbra with its colleges grew and evolved over more than seven centuries within the old town. Notable university buildings include the 12th century Cathedral of Santa Cruz and a number of 16th century colleges, the Royal Palace of Alcáçova, which has housed the University since 1537, the Joanine Library with its rich baroque decor, the 18th century Botanical Garden and University Press, as well as the large “University City” created during the 1940s. The University’s edifices became a reference in the development of other institutions of higher education in the Portuguese-speaking world where it also exerted a major influence on learning and literature. Coimbra offers an outstanding example of an integrated university city with a specific urban typology as well as its own ceremonial and cultural traditions that have been kept alive through the ages."

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Money Issuing Country: Portugal

Currency: Euro

Denomination: 2,5 €

Date of Issue: 1/1/2014

Type of Money: Coin

Relevant Website: [Web Link]

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