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Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)

Coimbra, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly a beautiful and historical stop among many in Coimbra all the cathedrals and churches should be visited. This is a top priority while in town and an amazing place.

Thank hockeyeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge Romanesque edifice is reminiscent of the old Crusader style Churches found in Lisbon and Porto. Although not particularly ornate inside, there are several life size stone carvings and stairs lead you to the peaceful Romanesque Cloister

Thank Douglas552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "old cathedral" is VERY old, nearly a millennium since it was built. Regardless of your religion or belief system, you can't help feeling the centuries of tradition and piety in this beautiful old place of worship. And the cloisters are magnificent!

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church is very close to the Coimbra university so you can easily see it all in this area. The adjoining outside area is also lovely with it's arches and old roof. There is no fee to the church but a contribution requested of 1...More

Thank sherry19112016
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We thought that the cathedral and its cloister were quite average compared to others we visited in Portugal. The main attraction is the lovely portrait of St. Elizabeth. She was a queen who liked to give bread to the poor - her husband, the king,...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

For a small fee, you can visit both the church and its cloister. Both are ancient and as our guidebook told us, quite like the cathedral of Lisbon. It dates back to the Visigoths, but was destroyed in 1117 and rebuilt by the first King...More

1  Thank bangkokcassidy
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

A very special place, halfway between a castle keep and a church with beautiful azuléjos! The Sé needs urgent attention, in places the limes stone is seriously worn and there are signs of water infiltrations... A shame really

Thank Sergio N
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is a nice church just a few steps from my accommodations. It costs to go in, so remember euros to gain entry. It was nice but I didn't want to pay the charge so I just peeked in.

Thank mrportland
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Nelda Nelda N
Is this where saint Isabel Queen of Portugal is buried?
16 February 2016|
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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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