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Cultural Centers in Coimbra
Rua Pedro Monteiro
The Theatre Bonifrates stages many theatre plays throughout the year.
Rua de Sobre-Ribas, 49
Located at the former Colégio da Sapiência, this museum opened its doors in 2000. Here you may enjoy a place equipped with show-window destined to shelter temporary exhibitions and a room where works of art belonging to the house collection are kept. You may also visit the chapel and a turret which offers a beautiful panoramic view over the city.
Praça Dom Dinis - Colégio de São Jerónimo
Sited at the superior cloister and annex areas of the S. Jerónimo College, this place aims to gather, maintain and divulge all about the history of the academic history, its traditions and relations with the University and the city.
Rua de Infantaria, 23
Palacelike house richly decorated, with several historic collections. Here you may see Portuguese glazed tiles, china from the Companhia das Índias, statues and faience.
Calçada de Santa Isabel
Opened in 1985, it is composed with exhibition rooms at the ground floor and, on the first floor, heavy arms park, restoration-shop and material store-room.
Calçada Martim de Freitas
Sited in a beautiful exhibition gallery, located at the neo-classical S. Bento Building, it has a permanent exhibition called: “Biology, Biodiversity and Evolution in the Vegetal World”. Here you may also see a considerable number of microscopes and other ancient laboratorial instruments, a good collection of fossils and varied handicraft works.
Largo Marquês de Pombal - Museu da Ciência
Integrado no Museu da Ciência, está instalado num edifício pombalino, neste espaço poderá observar uma vasta coleção de instrumentos científicos e didáticos do século XVIII e do século XIX. Aqui o visitante entra numa viagem de regressão no tempo, sendo que numa das salas de época está recriado o Gabinete de Física Experimental do século XVIII.
Rua Ferreira Borges, 85 - Edifício Chiado
The Museu da Cidade de Coimbra is placed at the Chiado Building, in a historic, characteristic place of the city. The collection, with six nucleuses, was given to the town council by Dr. Telo de Morais, present art adviser of the Museum. This place has permanent collections of sculpture, painting, furniture and ceramics.
Largo Dom Dinis - Colégio das Artes
Place dedicated not only to the exhibition of species important to the knowledge of the science and technique history, but also to the promotion of scientific research in that area.
Largo Doutor José Rodrigues
Museum opened in 1913, that had as its initial collection collections that belonged to the Institute of Coimbra and to the Museum of the Bucks. It's National Museum since the Decade of 60 and its name is intended to honor the Royal sculptor in the reigns of d. José, d. Maria I and d. João VI and the most notable representative of 18TH century Portuguese sculpture. After refurbishment, reopened to the public in full in 2012. The permanent exhibition areas and host visitors are focused on building refurbished, classified a national monument.