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Coimbra University is famous for its library with books from the 16th century.  
   

Coimbra University is famous for its library with books from the 16th century.

They also have books from the 12th-15th centuries but these are not on display to the public.
Central and Northern Portugal

April 14th 2018
Friday 6 April – Batalha It was a transit day and you know what that means? Rain…and plenty of it. We left Lisbon under threatening clouds and made our way to a magical kingdom called Sintra. This town was the summer retreat for Portuguese nobility and is famous for at least 8 castles and a landscape that feels overgrown with old, crooked trees and an overdose of thick moss and encha ... read more
Europe » Portugal

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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