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Largo da Feira dos Estudantes, Coimbra 3600-213, Portugal
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

As you probably know, there is a hill dominating Coimbra where many of the buildings of its venerable university stand. As there is a mixture of valuable old buildings intermingled with the new ones, it´s not unlikely that you might overlook some interesting spots in...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2018

I actually prefer the old cathedral over the "new" one. As I stepped in the church, I paused to let my eyes adjust and the lady at the desk yelled at me to pay 1 Euro. I looked inside briefly and left. Didn't feel very...More

Thank Sharron G
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We walked up the hill from Se Velha de Coimbra on the way passing my saints on the corner of the trail. The outside of the New Cathedral didnt look too impressive.There is a nice white marble statute. On entry you pass into a shop...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Stunning 'new' cathedral. Well worth a visit with stunning iconography anf stuary. Some lovely pictures. Serene atmosphere.

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

I was curious to find the indian angels, since the church dates from the times of the discoveries. It costs only 1 euro to enter

Thank Jelle v
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This is a magnificent church building, dating back to 1598. I attended a Mass Service there, which was a good time to see the Church in all its glory (i.e. all the lights were turned on, members of the choir were there, and the organ...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Originally it was the church of one of the Colleges of the Jesuit Order. The gilt wood altarpieces and the choir stalls are magnificent.

Thank Marc V
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Wow! Have seen many churches and this one does not disappoint. Very intricate and detailed. Do yourself a favour and pay this one a visit. Only asks for a 1 euro donation per person.

Thank Corey M
Reviewed July 19, 2017

this church is close to the university and it is worth the visit.Keep in mind you need to pay to enter, 1 euro for charity. The church is beautiful and incredible, full of details everywhere. the silence inside the church is overwelming.

Thank rmcc83
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Not much to look at and I didn't go in; best to move on from your rest on the National Museum terrace to the University.

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