Coimbra, Universidade de Coimbra (fundado 1290 A.D.)

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The university was founded, or ratified, in 1290 by King Dinis, having begun its existence in Lisbon with the name Studium Generale (Estudo Geral). Scientiae thesaurus mirabilis, the royal charter announcing the institution of the University was dated 1 March of that year, although efforts had been made at least since 1288 to create this first University in Portugal; it is thus one the oldest of such establishments in the Iberian Peninsula. The Papal confirmation was also given in 1290 (on 9 August of that year), during the Papacy of the Pope Nicholas IV. In accordance with the Papal Bull, all the "licit" Faculties, with the exception of that of Theology, could be established. Thus the Faculties of Arts, Law, Canon Law and Medicine were the first to be created. It was, however, not to remain in Lisbon for long. In 1308, likely due to problems of emancipation from the Church (relations between the latter and the political power being somewhat strained at the time) and conflicts between the inhabitants of the city and the students, the University moved to Coimbra. This town already had old traditions in education, being home to the highly successful school of the Monastery of Santa Cruz. The university was then established on the site known as "Estudos Velhos", which corresponds roughly to the area where the Main Library now stands.

(From Wikipedia)

PS: Inside the university, there were amazing places, the great ampitheatre, the chappel and the Joanina library, but photos weren't allowed.

(C. Theodorou)

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Christos Theodorou on December 2

Pascal Jacomet - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Di0m3d3s on December 18

gute Bildaufteilung! ausgezeichnet geeignet für eine Aufnahme in schwarz-weiß!


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Christos Theodorou on December 18

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Erol Barutçugil on December 27

Nicely framed and fine detailed B&W composition. Very pleasant shot. Fav+Like. Greetings.Erol

Christos Theodorou on December 27

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Klein-Bonsels on February 18

breat in b&w. :-), l, f, marc.

Christos Theodorou on February 18

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MARCELO S F on March 3


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Christos Theodorou on March 3

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AndyUrbina on March 29

Precioso vertical monocromo, muy bien logrado. Gana el Blanco.

Christos Theodorou on March 30

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Ria Maat on April 3

Excellent B&W photography with a really classy composition!

Warm regards, Ria

Christos Theodorou on April 3

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    by Christos Theodorou
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