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Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This charming cathedral is small but the interior is delightful and the cloisters are peaceful and definitely worth a visit.

Thank OnHols2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We slipped into this beautiful cathedral on our way up to visit the University, Apart from offering blissful sanctuary from the 40C heat our visit included swallows around the cloisters. Well worth the modest entrance fee!

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't know the cathedral also has a courtyard, so we were quite surprised by what we saw inside. It's a great place right in a very charming part of Coimbra's old town. Don't miss it!

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful, full of history and character, well worth a visit! Without a doubt, a must see for anyone visiting Coimbra

Thank Cristina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful entry way, ornate. Inside, the cloister is a beautiful and serene place. Build around the 12th century by the 1st King, this church has history. If only the walls could talk - lots of art and carvings in the main hall but I like...More

Thank greenham01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of these churches that demonstrate how much power was within the religious establishments of Europe.

Thank Arnljotur_B_Bergsson
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

In Coimbra there seems to be a lot of churches, cathedrals etc. This one is really nice, a little fee is worth of paying to see cloister yard and inner places.

Thank Marja-Liisa N
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This very well preserved cathedral shows the purity of romanesque style. Sitting on a very steep street, it appears to the visitor's eyes as a surprise. A must see in Coimbra ! We wanted to visit the church, not the cloister, and even for that...More

Thank Carlos_R_888
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

It is a Romanesque building with a very ornate alter with Flemish wood carving and a very beautiful alter piece Do not miss it. Yona S

Thank Yona S
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Given this church was built in 1139 the quality of the building and size of the interior is just mind blowing. Do pick up the guide as it describes the age and artists of all the interior works. I particularly loved the colourful tiles covering...More

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No, it isn't. Isabel Queen of Portugal is buried in the Monastery of Sta. Clara-a-Nova
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