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Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the oldest cathedrals in Portugal, and certainly one of the most intriguing ones. The high altar alone is reason enough to pay the entry ticket, but the beautiful cloister is also well worth a look. The cathedral is full of intriguinf mysteries and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Old Cathedral is a treasure and well worth the small fee (2.50 Euro) to visit. The architecture, the history, the church, the cloister ... all very interesting. Hard to believe it has been here since the 12th century.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

The old cathedral and its stonework rivald the early medieval churches on the pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela. Portuguese, Flemish, and French artist worked on it and the result is stunning.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

One of the oldest churches of Portugal and an important historical building. Beautiful. Located in a rambling path.

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We visited the old cathedral this morning and it is highly decorated with beautiful moorish tikes and Christian paintings. The cloister has a relaxing atmosphere, well worth a look for only €2.50 per person.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Short visit required but worth the time as nice cloister and not overly crowded with tourists. Some nice mudejar tiles.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

We were struck by how different the exterior and interior of this cathedral were. Both are interesting and although there is a small fee (€2.50) to enter, it includes a small, but very helpful, little guide. The 13th century cloisters are attractive and well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Delightful cathedral to visit. The cloisters are a revelation and a peaceful place to sit and contemplate the universe.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This charming cathedral is small but the interior is delightful and the cloisters are peaceful and definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We slipped into this beautiful cathedral on our way up to visit the University, Apart from offering blissful sanctuary from the 40C heat our visit included swallows around the cloisters. Well worth the modest entrance fee!

Date of experience: August 2018
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No, it isn't. Isabel Queen of Portugal is buried in the Monastery of Sta. Clara-a-Nova
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