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Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)

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All reviews romanesque style beautiful cloisters architectural details stone carvings entrance fee worth a visit small fee religious buildings the main attraction worth the climb afonso henriques narrow streets se century portugal moors reminder
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old cathedral and its stonework rivald the early medieval churches on the pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela. Portuguese, Flemish, and French artist worked on it and the result is stunning.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest churches of Portugal and an important historical building. Beautiful. Located in a rambling path.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short visit required but worth the time as nice cloister and not overly crowded with tourists. Some nice mudejar tiles.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were struck by how different the exterior and interior of this cathedral were. Both are interesting and although there is a small fee (€2.50) to enter, it includes a small, but very helpful, little guide. The 13th century cloisters are attractive and well worth...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Delightful cathedral to visit. The cloisters are a revelation and a peaceful place to sit and contemplate the universe.

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 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!

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

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!

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 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 26 July 2018

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

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Response from pbernardes2015 | Reviewed this property |
No, it isn't. Isabel Queen of Portugal is buried in the Monastery of Sta. Clara-a-Nova
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