Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), Coimbra

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Considered one of the most important Romanesque Roman Catholic structures in the country, Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) is also one of Portugal's best-preserved cathedrals. While other structures had to be greatly remodeled or renovated over time, especially after the Great Earthquake of 1755, this church has remained relatively intact. The original medieval structure was very basic and built in the 13th century. The Romanesque style for which it is now famous was designed later by architect Master Robert. Peruse the facades of this cathedral, including the Renaissance-style portal that was added in the 16th century, before exploring its interior. Take in hundreds of years of history while walking through this architectural and artistic site. Use our Coimbra vacation planner to add Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) and other attractions to your Coimbra vacation plans.
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  • Like most Portuguese churches, have beautiful pieces, striking architecture and imposing.
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  • Beautiful Coimbra Cathedral, looks a lot like a fortress and if you can see it at sunset you seem that color turns orange. It is in Romanesque style and inside there are beautiful decorations marquetry Flemish opera, which represent the life of Christ. There are important art collections and its architecture is Romanesque. Lovely is a cathedral that recommend you visit ... ...
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  • Very interesting monument, visiting, well maintained and free of architectural and cultural value. Recommend to visit on a circuit from the University.
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  • Historical church. Quite place to relax after all day long city tour.
  • Really cool XXII century church. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Definitely worth a visit especially for the cloister
  • Nothing special
  • historia de luta e fé
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