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Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha: Tours & Tickets

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We stumbled on the ruined Convent of Santa Clara-a-Velha late on our first afternoon in Coimbra, after walking along the Mondego river and visiting the gardens of the Quinta das Lágrimas. This 13th-century convent was strongly associated with Portugal's saintly queen, Santa
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It is marvellously evocative and atmospheric. Built many centuries ago, unfortunately it was located on the river's floodplain so suffered from regular flooding. Eventually abandoned and its replacement was designed on much higher ground. What remains is captivating. It was
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We were on our way to the top of the hill to look at the new Monastery and just viewed it without entering which i dont think you need to do. Its beautiful and commisioned by Queen Elizabeth in 1314 to house some Nuns. Due to the amount of floods from the river Mandego it was
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The whole museum complex is well laid out and worth the visit. There is an introductory video that plays in the auditorium with English subtitles that gives a good overview and an exhibition of archeological artifacts related to the monastery. An english booklet is given to
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This is a very elegant and artistic chapel. The sculptures and paintings are unique and extremely beautiful. You absolutely have to see it!
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