At the entrance of the courtyard stands, on the right side, the Via Latina, a colonnaded balcony with a center staircase topped with a triangular pediment. This balcony suffered changes during the second half of the 18th century. At the center of the balcony lies a medallion with the portrait of King Joseph I.
The Via Latina provides access to the rectory and premises, an area that was reformulated during the Pombaline Reform of 1773, during the rectorship of Francisco de Lemos. The General Studies occupied the former premises of the Queen’s palace.
On the left side of the facade lies the Mannerist building, known as College of St. Peter. Its main facade faces the inner courtyard and the Baroque portal, from 1713.
The building, which was remodeled in the late 17thcentury, holds Baroque reliefs, alluding the various university disciplines, carved on the top of the classroom doors, a work performed by Claude Laprade.
Built between 1718 and 1733, the ex-libris of the city of Coimbra rises in the corner of the courtyard. The University Tower holds the bells that have played a significant and regulating role in the university life, namely, the most famous of them all, the Goat (a Cabra), the bell that to this day continues to call the students to class.
How to log this virtual cache:
Take at least one photo of any of the points marked in the image that follows this text, something that proves that you were in this place (selfie or GPS photo) and publish it attached with the registry. Note: The courtyard closes during the night ( Tour schedule - 9:00 to 19:30 ).