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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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Interest in religious places.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

It is one of the most emblematic religious monuments of Coimbra. It also has a small exhibition that you can visit. I recommend

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 statues. If you like your 'creepy Jesuses', this could be the place for you. Lots... More 

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