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Se Nova Catedral de Coimbra

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Address: Largo da Feira dos Estudantes, Coimbra 3600-213, Portugal
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Beautiful Baroque Cathedral

This baroque cathedral is beautiful and typical of other major churches in Portugal, but the light is very low making it hard to photograph. It is on the Largo da Feira dos... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not that Coimbra's new cathedral is "average" per se. It's just that I didn't like it. Too much over the top decoration. I much preferred the simpler style of the old cathedral.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This baroque cathedral is beautiful and typical of other major churches in Portugal, but the light is very low making it hard to photograph. It is on the Largo da Feira dos Estudantes and is close to the University. The church is very ornate and there is gold everywhere. The best way to describe it is through the photos that... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is Cathederal is very ornate, quite beautiful in it's way and similar to many of the Churches and Cathedrals in this area. From a personal point of view, I prefer more simple places of worship. It cost 1euro to go in. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The new Cathedral in Coimbra is a perfect Baroque style church with beautiful and sculpture and decoration inside and outside the church.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This institutional-like cathedral is located within the grounds of the University of Coimbra. The square where the cathedral is located is packed with cars to the point one might not know this is even a house of worship - its cold exterior doesn't help. The interior is lacking anything architecturally interesting.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Nonetheless if you walk up here from the town to get to the university, you might as well stop in to the Se Nova.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

No doubt this cathedral is important to the locals, but after viewing some of the larger, more ornate ones in Portugal, it pales by comparison. Some of the decorations and statuary seem to have been created by someone with a pretty childish perspective.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The August 7, 1598 was launched the first stone by Bishop Afonso Castelo Branco. It was the Company's College Church of Jesus

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is one of the most emblematic religious monuments of Coimbra. It is certainly one of the things you have to see when you're visiting Coimbra.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Originally it was a Jesuit church but after the Jesuit Order was banned during the reign of Jose I it became the new cathedral

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