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Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)

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Very beautiful cathedral. If you don't pay, you can see a lot from the entry for free, but it's so cheap it's worth paying the entry price to see everything.

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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful cathedral. If you don't pay, you can see a lot from the entry for free, but it's so cheap it's worth paying the entry price to see everything.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very old ceramics in this cathedral. Huge organ and beautiful ceiling. Worth a visit for couples or families.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old cathedral on top of the hill with narrow cobbled roads. the climb up is steep and if it is drizzling, it can be slippery but well worth the climb. Very quiet and peaceful area

Thank Maria B
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Built in the romanesque styles this place has a rich history and although outflanked by the newer cathedral, this place is richer with history and interesting frescoes.

Thank tfizzle
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this wonderful cathedral, the Cloisters are very impressive, and it is a lovely place to spend an hour. A must if you visit Coimbra

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a wonderful space with all the usual religious accouterments that you find in a major Catholic Church but it's not as overblown as some of the cathedrals that we saw and has it's own special ambiance.

Thank Ann T
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places you must definitely visit! Unfortunately I visited it at dusk and the lighting wasn't the best, so if you can go there during light time...

Thank bernas68
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This Cathedral had been scheduled for replacement so the New Cathedral was built adjacent and there is direct access between the two. The old Cathedral is Romanesque with a stark beauty and high rounded arches. The stone is largely exposed and the light is very soft and welcoming. The altars are beautiful but not overdone as they are in the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Another well preserved 12thC cathedral with pretty Gothic cloister and many interesting tombs. The cathedral is 'crennelated' all round giving it a Moorish fortress feel and the multi layered side doorway Porta Especiosa has really intricate stone carvings.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I must admit to getting a little tired of seeing old cathedrals after 3 months in Sopain and POrtugal but this one was pretty spectacular

Thank SusanWellington

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