Tilles Room

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This was the great hall of acts, a place where final examinations were given to students at the end of the Theology course. The classroom also held a annual solemn ceremony for the opening of classes that included a "Prayer of Wisdom" delivered by a person - carefully chosen - from the professor's chair. The chair is still at its original location, in the back of the classroom.

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The walls are coated with tiles from a factory owned by Domingos Vandelli, an Italian university professor who was brought by Marquis of Pombal, during the introduction of a new educational reform, to teach Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Coimbra.