500 Years of the University Library

  • Virtual Visit Biblioteca Joanina

    The Biblioteca Joanina, the ornate 18th century Baroque library of the University of Coimbra, owes its name to the monarch under whose aegis it was built: João V, the Magnanimous, the name by which he went down in history, who sponsored the building as part of his wide-ranging efforts to promote artistic, cultural and scientific endeavours.

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