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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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A nice national monument

Went here and paid 4 euros to get in, you start by looking at a few displays with an informative... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
swanseasailor
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Awesome!

It is well worth the 4 euros to take a tour of these ruins. It is quite an awe-inspiring experience... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Mike R
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Rua das Parreiras, Coimbra 3040-266, Portugal
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Went here and paid 4 euros to get in, you start by looking at a few displays with an informative book telling the history of the place and items that they have found. You then go out side and you can walk around the kitchen...More

1  Thank swanseasailor
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

It is well worth the 4 euros to take a tour of these ruins. It is quite an awe-inspiring experience to be standing inside them....a bit creepy....a bit mysterious....and a lot cool!

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in church architecture this place could interest you, as it has the graves of the first kings of Portugal and nice elements from several architectural periods.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

You can visit the remains of the old cloistre, visit collection of artecats and see a short movie about the Moseiro. Now what I recommend is that you first see the movie (15 minutes) and after that visit the remains outside. The movie shows the...More

3  Thank Rob d
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 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

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

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,

1  Thank Lilacwheaty
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 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
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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

1  Thank MarKno
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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.

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