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Praca Cortes de Coimbra, Coimbra 3040-250, Portugal
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

I visited this church. The admission for Biblioteca Joanina includes the admission to this church. This church was beautiful on the inside with it's colours and tiles. It was worth it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have a little bit of time, see this and Joanina Library. You will not be disappointed. It's all in the university center so very accessible downtown

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

A historic chapel inside the University. Only former students can marry here, mwhich makes it much more speacial

Thank Joao B
Reviewed 28 September 2018

So surprising by its cosiness. It is very Barocco and a must to see when in Coimbra. Hope you will like it as much as we did

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Inspiration for Hogwarts, graduates of Coimbra University have use of fabulous Baroque chapel & can marry there.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

You'll probably be here less than 5 minutes, but it's well worth the visit. One of the nicest looking little chapels I saw in Portugal.

Thank cfuerth
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The chapel is on the multi-ticket, and well worth seeing. Beautifully decorated, and fascinating, the walls tiled in blue and white, and there are explanatory leaflets inside in English - although students act as guides too and we had a very knowledgeable Brazilian law student...More

Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A masterpiece of European religious Baroque art! Worthwile visiting together with teh Biblioteca Joanina and former Royal Palace.

Thank Patrick J
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A very remarkable church, within the monumental complex of the old university. Its access is included in the 12€ ticket. To enter the church, as the Porta Manuelina is closed, use a side door leading to a corridor, and then, on your left is the...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

A must on the Coimbra list. If you want to avoid the large groups que up for a ticket at approx 09:45. You have time alone here before the library tour, first one at 10:20. Explanation of the church in 5 languages available in a...More

1  Thank Niels-Fernanda
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is a beautiful chapel, maybe better to visit it before the library because you cannot appreciate its beauty as much from being overwhelmed by the library.

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