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Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)

Coimbra, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Far better than the new cathedral, in a lovely area in the old town center. Not far from the University buildings, so it's two birds with one stone!

Thank JesusMelchor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed it very much. The architecture reminded me of an MC Escher building with the people walking on the infinite stairs.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice, very old cathedral in the centre of Coimbra. The interior is very well kept, as well as the inner garden.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our visit to Coimbra with this old cathedral. It's a little dark inside, but it's so beautiful. If you pay a small fee, you can visit the monastry too.

Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Below the old University, along the "quebra-costas", you can find this pearl. It was found and built during the Portuguese re-conquest (12th century) and its first Bishop was moçarabe (mixed Moor - Portuguese). His tomb can be seen in the cloister. Coimbra in this period...More

Thank zepedro99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old cathedral of Coimbra has been the highlight of our visit to this really beautiful town. The entrance fee of 2.5€ each (kids enter for free) is worth the money, the cathedral with the claustrum offers so many architectural details, one can only wonder...More

Thank Klaus S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Old Cathedral of Coimbra is a "must see" for your itinerary when visiting Coimbra. Remember as tourists to be respectful, as this is a Holy place and is still used by the locals as a place of worship. This is one of the oldest...More

Thank 12dbryan
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is my favourite Cathedral in Portugal. The history, the sparseness, the carvings, the cloisters - so much to see.

Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

There is a small fee to enter. However the feeling inside the Cathedral is totally overwhelming. The courtyard is tranquil and you can sit there for an hour just enjoyed the solitude.

Thank gregorystegman
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Your reward for climbing the steep road up from the main commercial strip is to see this fortress like place of worship from the 12th century. There is a charge to go in but you can just take a peak in through the curtains. Continue...More

Thank flaneur40
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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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