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Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha

Rua das Parreiras, Coimbra 3040-266, Portugal
+351 239 801 160
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Entrance fee is worth it

The monastery is only to be visited when buying a ticket, but it's worth it. You can see some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christophe W
Harelbeke, Belgium
A must see sit in Coimbra

We walked over the river bridge and Santa Clara -a-Velha was ahead of us. It looked as if we would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Rua das Parreiras, Coimbra 3040-266, Portugal
+351 239 801 160

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery is only to be visited when buying a ticket, but it's worth it. You can see some beautiful spots inside this historical building.

Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked over the river bridge and Santa Clara -a-Velha was ahead of us. It looked as if we would get in straight away, but then found that entrance had been closed. In the distance we could see the visitor centre, so we followed the...More

1  Thank ES1211
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Located at the end of the river bridge this is a must see. Bring your camera as the angles and light is wonderful. Two levels of lines, sculptures, tiles and the ceiling is to die for. Great!

Thank epique
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

A place of historical importance in Portugal this ancient monastery should be one of the stops to prioritize on your visit in Coimbra. Fascinating and beautiful with much to see.

1  Thank hockeyeh
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This Monastery is on the other side of the river but it is worth a visit. The Monastery itself is amazing and knowing that it was under water and silt until very recently adds to its magnificent presence. In Summer, sometimes, they hold concerts there....More

1  Thank Paula L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very beautiful, full of history. With the improvements it's excellent ;) It's very close to the city and the river.

Thank Cuca79
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I tried to pack the main sites in Coimbra into a one day visit, and nearly missed this Mosteiro because it is on the opposite side of the river to the old city, but it turned out to be the highlight for me. So many...More

Thank izgallow
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Spend a few hours and learn the history of this old and historic building. It's air conditioned and feels wonderful after a walk along the waterfront. There are three parts to the museum. First you walk through the exposition off the entrance. Make sure you...More

Thank mrportland
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were lucky enough to arrive late on a Friday afternoon when the local university choir was singing for an hour and their voices were nothing short of amazing. The grounds and the church shell are still standing and it well worth seeing. On entering...More

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Great looking cathedral with mosaics, outstanding ceilings, huge organ and amazing paintings. A working church and a tourist site.

Thank gitta45
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