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Address: Largo Rossio de Santa Clara, Coimbra, Portugal
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Convent and Army Barracks

Much of this complex served until recently as an army barracks. Now available to the visitor is the entrance courtyard, the enormous baroque cloisters and the magnificent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wonderful visit. Altar and the tomb of santa isabel. The old tomg af the same saint and other ancient sculptures to be visited, breathtaking cloisters. Not to miss

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Santa Clara Monastery was covered in sacking and scaffolding as there are huge renovations going on. Disappointing but understandable.

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San Diego
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A very small site but extremely interesting history for the area. Be sure to take the tour and climb the bell tower for the best view of Coimbra.

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Madeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Author Victor Paul Scerri and my interview with the sister of Santa Clara In awe toured into no less than paradise unfolding 16 century history and exploring and gardens of pure bliss. Nothing can prepare one for the magic this place has to offer. Shared with passion http://www.nicewriters.com

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tavira
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Much of this complex served until recently as an army barracks. Now available to the visitor is the entrance courtyard, the enormous baroque cloisters and the magnificent interior of the church. Queen Isabel´s solid silver tomb is on display and a series of panels shows how her tomb was moved from Santa Clara-a-Velha to its new location. For the visitor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

It was a cloudy day when we arrived in Coimbra. So, we explored the opposite side of main town, Coimbra. A few bridges connect both sides. We picked the most striking and colorful one and seagulls always rest for a while. Most people came to this side to see the old monastery. But we first headed to the new one.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This church is not visited as much as the old church down at the riverside, but I thought it was lovely. It has a pretty cloister with roses and a tiny fountain, but the hightlight is the church itself. You are asked to be very quiet when visiting, and as there are not many visitors it is incredibly atmospheric. We... More 

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Constancia, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I found a normal convent, anything to remark as an amazing (out of normal). But nice place, some curiosities, but still many arrangements running...

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Monastery of Santa Clara a Nova is located at Alto de Santa Clara. When the River Mondego inundated the old Monastery of the Poor Claire Nuns (Santa Clara-a-Velha) founded in the 13th century, the King Joao IV authorized the construction of a new monastery on an elevated position on the La Esperanza Mountain, and this happened in 1647. The... More 

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