Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Sé Velha de Coimbra)

Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Sé Velha de Coimbra)

Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Sé Velha de Coimbra)
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Pedro Miguel
Lisbon, Portugal2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
It was recommended by the guide on our free tour.
It really deserves a visit. The entrance is cheap and the cloister is beautiful and peaceful.
The main altar is a true work of art.
We jusst regret that we didn't have a lot of time to visit because we had to leave back to lisbon.
Written 5 October 2023
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland4,320 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We spent maybe 30 minutes in the church. The cloister is like so many others in hundreds of churches throughout Spain and Portugal. A church going back to the time of the re conquest. If walls could talk. Entrance was 2.5€ cash only.
Written 9 September 2023
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muttibey
Izmir, Türkiye1,015 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
This is probably the number one sight in Coimbra. It is very impressive. It is very old and there is a huge history behind it. You shall@not miss it.
Written 10 July 2023
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,276 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
The Old Cathedral or Se Velha in Coimbra Portugal is said to be the finest example of the original Romanesque architecture. Built sometime in the 12th Century as a testament of the nation's triumph over the Moors at the Battle of Ourique.
Written 12 June 2023
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B T
London, UK1,216 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
The church has a wonderful cloister and was well worth visiting, it is only a few euros to go inside.
Written 20 May 2023
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KayBee89
Highland Park, TX169 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
The cathedral was a beautiful building and courtyard (gorgeous stone work). At 2.5 euros, the entrance fee was very reasonable.
Written 14 March 2023
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy2,128 contributions
Nov 2022
The old cathedral of Coimbra was built in the 12th century when the capital of Portugal was in this city. In Romanesque style, this cathedral probably replaced an earlier cathedral of which nothing is known, and was used for the coronation of the king of Portugal. From the time of the Reconquista to now little has been changed with modest additions in the Renaissance style that have not altered the original style. Like the cathedral of Lisbon, this too has a fortress-like appearance perhaps determined by the situation of long-standing belligerence existing in those times. Even the hundreds of sculptured capitals, all without human figures, are a clear consequence of that period in which Christianity and Islam fought but also influenced each other.
Written 5 January 2023
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NHjo
Saco, ME8,552 contributions
Nov 2022
We wished we had had more time to explore this beautiful cathedral. So much history and beauty! I loved the exterior and the cloister.
Written 2 December 2022
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Gregory W
Mankato, MN3,383 contributions
Dec 2021
Beautiful space that is rich in history. The corridors and space is lovingly preserved and work a visit.
Written 12 November 2022
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Nicole S
Boston, MA48 contributions
Sept 2022
A nice place if you have less than an hour to kill (which includes taking lots of pictures). Similar to Lisbon's somewhat plain cathedral, there isn't a whole lot to take in, but there are some pretty chapels to see. There's English descriptions scattered around the church and a small cloister.
Written 1 November 2022
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