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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3001-801, Portugal
+351 239 822 941
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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3001-801, Portugal
+351 239 822 941
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coimbra was the first capital, during Reconquista, and the first two Portugal kings rest in Santa Cruz Monastery, so this place is part of National Pantheon it says that the story of Pedro the Cruel and Inês de Castro reached its climax, here; you have...More

Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a special church in the middle of coimbra. there is two parts of this church, the public that anyone can enter and visit and the restricted where you have to pay to go inside. Due to time I only had the chance to...More

Thank rmcc83
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Beautiful church with rich history. Is is sumptuously decorated church. Originally part of a larger monastery of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine, it was founded by the first king of Portugal in the 12th century. Therefore the first two kings of Portugal are buried...More

1  Thank Marc V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This church is so central to downtown Coimbra and probably gets more tourists walking past it than any other attraction in the city. Why then has no-one (least of all the church administration) has bothered to restore what once must have been one of the...More

1  Thank rhysw552016
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I have been several times in the church but have never visited the monastery. Yesterday I decided it was time to do so and it was well worth the time and money (3€/pax). Beautiful details definitely worth visiting.

Thank ana_1416
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Do take the time to visit the Monastery (paid visit) after having seen the amazing church and its amazing tiles and organ. The monastery, it's collection of relics and arts, and particularly the cloister are absolutely beautiful and very interesting. Well worth the time!

Thank Fluffy184
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Outside statues are magnificent and numerous. There are even statues with smaller statues. All exquisite.

Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Please visit both the old and new cathedrals of Coimbra, as they are both well worth your time. Both are also so different!

Thank Jamie K
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Connected to the University of Coimbra this church is quite small by usual standards. The nave and pews are roped so that visitors or worshippers have nowhere to sit. On a hot day, when we visited it was in the high 80s and as we...More

Thank 802pamela
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A relaxed walk around the cobbled streets of this old city is an agreeable experience. If you are short of time, I recommend a visit to Santa Cruz Church, which is next door to the Town Hall. This church, which is not huge, has an...More

Thank southerntraveller49
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