Camara Municipal De Coimbra, Coimbra
Camara Municipal De Coimbra, Coimbra - Address, Phone Number
Address: Praça 8 de Maio, 3001-801 Coimbra, Portugal
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm Details
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About Camara Municipal De Coimbra, Coimbra
Not much remains of the original Romanesque structure that was first constructed here in 1131. The increasing importance of the monastery and the church - culturally, politically, scientifically - in the ensuing centuries led to many architectural facelifts. It was completely renovated by King Manuel’s order.
This has resulted in a few key highlights:
- The 1525 main portal by Nicolau Chanterene.
- The 18th century Baroque organ
- The Renaissance Manga Cloister
- Cloister of Silence by Marcos Pires, with reliefs of scenes from the Passion
- 17th century sacristy
There are three other items of note close to the church and monastery. Firstly, see and photograph the facade of the Coimbra Town Hall immediately to the north of the church. Then, directly south of the church entrance, check out the Santa Cruz cafe, which is said to have some delicious treats. Finally, the square right outside the church has some benches and is a good place for people watching.
Camara Municipal De Coimbra Ticket Prices
Sacristy, Chapter House, Cloisters and Exhibition:
- Normal: € 2.50
- Age 65 & over, & students: € 1.50
Camara Municipal De Coimbra Opening and Closing Hours
- Public holiday timings may be restricted. Contact the church before your visit.
How To reach Camara Municipal De Coimbra by Public Transport
- Walk or drive to here
- Bus: 103, 5, 6, 7, 11, 24, 29, 42, Linha Azul
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Camara Municipal De Coimbra, Coimbra Reviews - Write a Review
Beautiful Church with ornate decor, beautiful tiles and a big, nicely decorated organ. Was lucky to be there when the organist was practicing.
You should not miss the close look to the tomb of great kings and hidden space behind this historic & religious building
Impressive scale and very unique pipe organ. The square outside has a nice atmosphere as well, and several inexpensive cafes.
Nice church in the centre of Coimbra. Great tiles inside the work.
Beautiful church, very well kept. First king is buried here, entry was free.