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Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)

Coimbra, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the oldest still standing huge, Romanesque cathedrals in Europe. It's a jewel of Romanesque architecture. The entry is paid, but it's very cheap. The cloister is so peaceful, the church displays impressive Moorish tiling, among other wonders. This cathedral...More

Thank Fluffy184
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed all the cloisters in the cathedrals and monasteries across Portugal, and Evora is yet another good example. Be sure to visit both the "old" and "new" cathedrals.

Thank Jamie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here when we were in Coimbra and felt it was a wonderful and historic place of worship that offers a look at the strong Moorish influence. The lovely Mudejar tiles from Seville and carved retablos are a reminder of its ancient beginnings. The...More

Thank BKandCB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Depends how much your into churches and cathedrals, but well worth a visit. Some beautiful paintings and altars.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It is worth to spend the 2,50€ entrance fee. Visit the past where Islamic and gothic culture meets. Listen to the silence of the cathedral and the sound of monks. Just sit down and meditate.

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A quiet, calm yet beautiful reminder of Coimbra's past, this is a fascinating building that is well worth the tiny entrance fee in order to explore. The design is interesting in itself, with a feel of a fortress more than a church, and yet all...More

Thank St0chastic
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We took a taxi up to begin our day in the upper old town of Coimbra. Our first stop was the old Se. What a beautiful and very unusual place. I don't recall see crenellations on other churches and so this was quite unusual. Both...More

Thank SACALosAngeles
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Somewhat plain on the outside but incredible inside. A must see when traveling in Coimbra. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Thank Monica R
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A wonderful old (12th c) cathedral, fortress-like, centering the old town center. The cathedral itself is quite interesting, as others point out (pay the 2.5 Euros, don't just stick your head in); and the cloisters have a charm and peace that make them worth the...More

Thank Weyden
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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!

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No, it isn't. Isabel Queen of Portugal is buried in the Monastery of Sta. Clara-a-Nova
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