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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

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Address: Praca do 8 de Maio, Coimbra, Portugal
Phone Number: 23/982-29-41
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A trip back in time 800 years

Here you can look upon the face of the founder or Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques - his tomb is to the left of the alter, across from his son, D Sancho. Pretty much EVERY style of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Here you can look upon the face of the founder or Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques - his tomb is to the left of the alter, across from his son, D Sancho. Pretty much EVERY style of Portuguese building is here from Romanesque to Baroque. There are tiles, a cloister, hidden arches, this church was in constant redo mode. Well worth... More 

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Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It is a long and difficult climb up from the river to this majestic church. With its unusual squat shape, it is an unexpected pleasure to enter what is clearly a working place of worship. The interior is awe inspiring and offers a visual treat for any worshippers. One of many places of interest in this lovely university city, sadly... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The church has an impressive façade on the square; the interior is filled with beautiful azulejos along both sides; hanging from the left side is one of the most beautiful pipe organs I've ever seen. Too bad no one was playing!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I did t read much about Coimbra except for the university and its famous and beautiful library Came across this from Rick Stevens while doing the walk I. Coimbra. The church is beautiful and we were fortunate enough to go to mass as it was being conducted when we came in. Inaccidentkynentered the sacristy and was lucky enough to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

As in all the ancient churches, there is a lot to take in. This one has beautiful tile work, altar and organ. And this is still a working church. Wonderful!

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It is the church where the King " Don Sebastean" is buried. Situated in the "praça 8 de Maio". The church is also know do to the story of "Pedro and Inês de Castro"

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wonderful visit to a marvelous church, filled withazulejos depiciting the life of saint augustine, and the tombs of the first two kings of Portugal. Wonderful cloisters. Not to miss

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Mafra, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

we entered the church just for curiosity and were amazed to see its beauty. its a must. the porticos, and the organ are worth particular attention and the ceiling what a amizing view!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Interior of this church is amazing, and in our opinion was second best site to see in Coimbra after University. Overawed by the tiles, organ & pulpit, plus it also has the tomb of Portugual's first king.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After you have seen the Praça de 8 de Maio, than please enter the Santa Cruz Church who dates from the 16th century, behind the Monumental entrée you find a very nice church, from which the inside walls are decorated with “Azulegos” or hand painted stone tiles. Also the Baroque organ is something special, nice to visit and to take... More 

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Address: Praca do 8 de Maio, Coimbra, Portugal
Phone Number: 23/982-29-41
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra

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