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Praca Oito de Maio

Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
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Lovely Square...

At the end of a very nice and touristic street, you will find this lovely square where you can see... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
RMartinSDXB
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Family trip to Coimbra

A must see, of course! Santa Cruz Church, Monastery and Santa Cruz cafe in the very same building... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
filomenaazevedo
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Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal
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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

At the end of a very nice and touristic street, you will find this lovely square where you can see a lots of people gathering and passing by. After seeing the church and a couple of boutiques, we took the road back through the down...More

Thank RMartinSDXB
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A must see, of course! Santa Cruz Church, Monastery and Santa Cruz cafe in the very same building as the Monastery- Schedule yours visit in between the Masses: you need access from inside the church to visit the points of interest.

Thank filomenaazevedo
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Located at the start of 'The Baixa' or old downtown, the square has 5 streets running off it and a particularly ugly modern fountain in its centre. Just off the square are lots of narrow streets containing a variety of shops, but especially shoe shops....More

Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is one of the unofficial entrances to Coimbra's Old City. This spacious plaza/square houses the Camara Municipal, Igreja de Santa Cruz and the adjacent Café Santa Cruz as well as several antique buildings. There is a pleasant fountain and several concrete benches which are...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 10 January 2016

A square with a good outdoor space. Has several shopping streets and monuments nearby, nomeadamante the "Igreja de Santa Cruz". I recommend

Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

A beautiful edifice only leads to a stunning church within. I was particularly impressed by the organ for its colour and grandeur. The tiling on the walls as you enter describes tales of faith and praise. The one thing the tourists are reluctant to observe...More

1  Thank Dale T
Reviewed 19 August 2015

stunning place to sit and watch people. the floors are polished and its a little centre in the middle of everything

1  Thank Ana C
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

A good square that leads to the Town Hall, the lovely Sta Cruz church, the art deco Café de Sta Cruz and multiple small streets that constitute "a baixa", the lower part of town.

2  Thank Gonçalo S
Reviewed 1 February 2015

A sweet little but very beautiful square in Coimbra. The architecture is very pretty and you should see it if you can. Up a little hill you are able to walk to the shopping street and you might even find little windy side streets with...More

3  Thank Thilo T
Reviewed 5 January 2015

in this praça many important events take place, You must see the plan of the events. New year eve it was full. Its quite central and easy to find. Lots of shopping near, and cafes too.

Thank Fremy V
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O Penedo da Saudade fica na zona alta da cidade. No posto de turismo, junto ao rio e à Ponte de Santa Clara, pode obter um mapa da cidade com todas as indicações. Aí também pode obter informações de como chegar lá (de... More
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