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Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a functioning monastery for centuries. The bottom was flooded by the river but it still persisted. The museum has a nice collection of relics that explain the history of the place. The building is mostly a shell but you still get a good...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

There is a fascinating visitors centre explaining the history of the convent, its frequent flooding and life in a convent from the 14th century. A visit to the remaining church is a must, particularly as it gives you access to the upper areas which normally...More

1  Thank LiliGo92
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A step back in time to relive some history. A must see for anybody visiting coimbra, beautiful architecture, stunning art and dramatic backdrop of ancient tombs & crypts. Take the time to discover this monument at your own pace but beware of street sellers inside...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Went here and paid 4 euros to get in, you start by looking at a few displays with an informative book telling the history of the place and items that they have found. You then go out side and you can walk around the kitchen...More

1  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 2 March 2018

It is well worth the 4 euros to take a tour of these ruins. It is quite an awe-inspiring experience to be standing inside them....a bit creepy....a bit mysterious....and a lot cool!

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in church architecture this place could interest you, as it has the graves of the first kings of Portugal and nice elements from several architectural periods.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

You can visit the remains of the old cloistre, visit collection of artecats and see a short movie about the Moseiro. Now what I recommend is that you first see the movie (15 minutes) and after that visit the remains outside. The movie shows the...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Just there for a congress, but I guess is Sao Francisco convent and not Santa Clara... anyhow very nice building and an amazing church turned into a convention room

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I really loved this church and monastery of it. Peaceful impressions mixed with a time travel. Bring some time to enjoy.

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Well preserved (by being underwater for many years) and very interesting place to visit. Good exhibition, 15 minute documentary, all with language translation fro Brits like us who struggle with other languages We spent over 2 hours here and enjoyed it immensely,

1  Thank Lilacwheaty
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