Statue to Dom João III – University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)

The statue standing in the main university square of Coimbra University, King João III turns his back to the sweeping city views behind him and faces his great center of learning. It was he who re-established the university in Coimbra in 1537 and invited well known scholars to teach here in what had previously been a royal palace.

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