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Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)

Coimbra, Portugal
+351 239 825 273
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Coimbra, Portugal
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"romanesque style"
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"side chapels"
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"beautiful cloisters"
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"architectural details"
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"stone carvings"
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"interesting features"
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"worth a visit"
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"small fee"
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"main altar"
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"religious buildings"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given this church was built in 1139 the quality of the building and size of the interior is just mind blowing. Do pick up the guide as it describes the age and artists of all the interior works. I particularly loved the colourful tiles covering...More

Thank Granny-Mae
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to visit the old Cathedral of Coimbra on Se Velha. It was next to our hostel and although it looked pretty and impressive from the outside we did not expect to enter something big. After the initial impression of the church itself we...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We crossed the river and found this place by accident, and what a great place. Entry fee was €4 for that we got a info booklet in our language and another leaflet. The site is split into about 4 different areas. The first gives a...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This XIIth century check is an absolute gem, including the cloisters. You do not often see well preserved building of that era. If you se nothing else in Coimbra, see this.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Cute and something to walk to after the visit at the university... was a pleasant experience and if you are in a rush (as we were) the cafes outside can call you a taxi

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The old cathedral of Coimbra. A small fee is expected to visit but it is well worth it. The outside is also stunning so if you are saving the pennies just admire the outside.

Thank Maxim123153
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This Cathedral is very nice from outside, but you would have to pay to enter, therefore you may just want to take photos from outside and go inside for a peek.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Don't miss a visit to this sublime Cathedral. If you can, spend time walking slowly, visiting every corner, and if run into one of the nuns, have a chat with them. They know all the important details of the cathedral. Look for the enormous sea...More

Thank mcserje
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The cathedrals (old and new) of Coimbra will take your breath away. When visiting the cathedrals take your time as you walk through to look at all of the architectural details and imagine the thousands of artisans that worked to create these magnificent religious buildings.

Thank Juliet M
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The Sé Velha (Historical Cathedral Cathedral of Coimbra) is one of the main tourist attractions in this pleasant Portuguese town a two-hour train ride north of Lisbon. The cathedral in its current form goes back to the 1100s, although apparently a building on this site...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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