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As the church part is frer, you might feel tempted to not buy the ticket that gives you access to the cloisters, chapter house, etc. Please do, however - it is very worth it! The chapter house, cloisters and other dependencies of the monastery are...More
Be sure to pay for any "extra" sites when you buy your ticket. It's cheap, and some of the more interesting things are behind closed doors. In particular, spend time sitting and contemplating in the courtyard.
This monastery located in Coimbra, Portugal is a National Monument.
The first two kings of Portugal are buried here.
The interior has magnificent tile work and the Baroque pipe organ was just wow !
This was my personal favorite site to visit in Coimbra.
While the Coimbra University and Old Cathedral (Se) can be more popular and more visited, this is a gem not to be missed. See the ornamented pulpit and extravagant pipe organ and visit for 3 Euros more hidden treasuries at the back, including Sacristy and...More
This lovely church has some notable aspects such as the burial places of the first two kings of Portugal, the Baroque pipe organ, the cloister of silence, and the intricate metal frieze above the choir stalls in the upstairs loft that refers to Portugal’s heyday...More
The Monastery of the Holy Cross is a very lovely church sitting within a pleasant square at the heart of the city. The Baroque pipe organ of the 18th Century is just magnificent and should not be missed as is the fantastic portal of the...More
Known in english as the monastery of the Holy Cross of church of Santa Cruz this building is both beautiful and powerful.
Set in a small plaza, much of the current church (more like a cathedral) was built in the 16th century.
As Coimbra was...More
Not just a church - pay 3E for a visit behind the doors - some interesting artefacts - I was given a pamphlet in English that was very informative - 7 rooms to visit - I found it quite fascinating- you can also get a...More