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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
+351 239 822 941
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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
+351 239 822 941
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main altarpiece is very pretty. There were also blue tile scenes on the walls. The cafe next door is also good.

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Your tour will likely end here and then visit the church and double back for the Church of Santiago and the Back breaker street up to the old cathedral and the university.

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Great architectural example of its time. The restoration is spot on and the location is easy to get to as the town can be a bit hilly.

Thank epique
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This single nave beauty, build back in 1121, is renowned for its dazzling Manueline architectural detail and there is an elaborate portico as well as a beautifully carved pulpit. Two kings are buried here and, as well as the Church itself, there is the pretty...More

Thank Douglas552
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I visited Santa Cruz twice during my short stay in Coimbra, first to have a look at the interior of the church, then the next day to take more time, and pay, to see the monastery. I suspect that its exterior will under-whelm you. Certainly...More

Thank DottoreGianni
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

It was a wet Sunday morning around 10am. I wondered in and a service was in progress. Not a lot of seats but definitely some for the taking. The service is obviously in Portuguese but it was fun to listen to the choir and see...More

Thank mrportland
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The church is filled with many examples of artistic skill, such as the ornate ceilings, the blue and white tiles in the main body of the church, the sophistry of the organ and statuary. A written guide is available in most European languages, and it's...More

Thank helenart2016
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Santa Cruz Monastery in Coimbra is a landmark in the history of one of Portugal, one of the oldest countries in Europe. Its visit will transport you through 900 years of history, from the foundation of Portugal until modern times. Impressive architecture marks the place...More

Thank Luis Filipe G
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The history of the place alone is worth the visit! From an architectural point of view this is a fabulous place to visit and you should take your time to carefully look at all the details of the church/monastery. I totally recommend a visit here!

Thank bernas68
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This lovely church has a big piece of history of Portugal beneath with a few king tombs inside and a great and well maintain architecture. The building its extremely old but very well maintain so try to take your time around to enjoy as much...More

Thank RMartinSDXB
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