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Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha

Rua das Parreiras, Coimbra 3040-266, Portugal
+351 239 801 160
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Nice refurbishment of an amazing big religious building

Just there for a congress, but I guess is Sao Francisco convent and not Santa Clara... anyhow very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elias_Casals
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Granollers, Barcelona
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Quite interesting

I really loved this church and monastery of it. Peaceful impressions mixed with a time travel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marc K
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Bremen, Germany
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Rua das Parreiras, Coimbra 3040-266, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just there for a congress, but I guess is Sao Francisco convent and not Santa Clara... anyhow very nice building and an amazing church turned into a convention room

Thank Elias_Casals
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really loved this church and monastery of it. Peaceful impressions mixed with a time travel. Bring some time to enjoy.

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well preserved (by being underwater for many years) and very interesting place to visit. Good exhibition, 15 minute documentary, all with language translation fro Brits like us who struggle with other languages We spent over 2 hours here and enjoyed it immensely,

Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were spending our last day in Coimbra and decided to cross the river to visit the old monastery and museum. As others have shared, the short video you see upon entrance really sets the stage. In particular, we were interested in the role of...More

Thank SACALosAngeles
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The Santa-Clara-a-Velha Monastery was recently restored, it opened its doors in 2009. The history of the monastery is eventful. The monastery was founded by D. Mor Dias. She was a noble lady who was touched by the ideas of poverty preached by S. Francisco (Assisi)...More

Thank MarKno
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This place is beautiful. The place has several history. Main attraction is museum. It's near the a lot of pubs and others attractions.

Thank 33Anonimo2014
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Mosteiro itself has been painstakingly restored, having been flooded in the past. It is a very atmospheric old place. There is a centre at the entrance - very modern concrete design - containing an interesting exhibition about the Mosteiro, as well as exhibition space...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The monastery is only to be visited when buying a ticket, but it's worth it. You can see some beautiful spots inside this historical building.

Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We walked over the river bridge and Santa Clara -a-Velha was ahead of us. It looked as if we would get in straight away, but then found that entrance had been closed. In the distance we could see the visitor centre, so we followed the...More

1  Thank ES1211
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Located at the end of the river bridge this is a must see. Bring your camera as the angles and light is wonderful. Two levels of lines, sculptures, tiles and the ceiling is to die for. Great!

Thank epique
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