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Largo da Feira dos Estudantes, Coimbra 3600-213, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a classic old cathedral with beautiful interior specializing in lots of old wood and gold leaf. Not to be missed in Coimbra

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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Coimbra's 'new' cathedral is up the hill from Se Velha, not far from the university. It was only a euro to enter though there is no guide notes in English and the grumpy attendant didn't offer any help. The altarpiece is impressive, as are the...More

1  Thank JElliot32
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

As you probably know, there is a hill dominating Coimbra where many of the buildings of its venerable university stand. As there is a mixture of valuable old buildings intermingled with the new ones, it´s not unlikely that you might overlook some interesting spots in...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

I actually prefer the old cathedral over the "new" one. As I stepped in the church, I paused to let my eyes adjust and the lady at the desk yelled at me to pay 1 Euro. I looked inside briefly and left. Didn't feel very...More

Thank sharrongeg
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We walked up the hill from Se Velha de Coimbra on the way passing my saints on the corner of the trail. The outside of the New Cathedral didnt look too impressive.There is a nice white marble statute. On entry you pass into a shop...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Stunning 'new' cathedral. Well worth a visit with stunning iconography anf stuary. Some lovely pictures. Serene atmosphere.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I was curious to find the indian angels, since the church dates from the times of the discoveries. It costs only 1 euro to enter

Thank Jelle v
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a magnificent church building, dating back to 1598. I attended a Mass Service there, which was a good time to see the Church in all its glory (i.e. all the lights were turned on, members of the choir were there, and the organ...More

Thank oldfairdealtraveller
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Originally it was the church of one of the Colleges of the Jesuit Order. The gilt wood altarpieces and the choir stalls are magnificent.

Thank Marc V
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Wow! Have seen many churches and this one does not disappoint. Very intricate and detailed. Do yourself a favour and pay this one a visit. Only asks for a 1 euro donation per person.

Thank Corey M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

this church is close to the university and it is worth the visit.Keep in mind you need to pay to enter, 1 euro for charity. The church is beautiful and incredible, full of details everywhere. the silence inside the church is overwelming.

Thank rmcc83
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Not much to look at and I didn't go in; best to move on from your rest on the National Museum terrace to the University.

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