Camara Municipal De CoimbraCurrently Closed
- Address: Praça 8 de Maio, 3001-801 Coimbra, Portugal
- Timings: 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +351-239822941
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
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.
Sacristy, Chapter House, Cloisters and Exhibition:
- Normal: € 2.50
- Age 65 & over, & students: € 1.50
- Public holiday timings may be restricted. Contact the church before your visit.
- Walk or drive to here
- Bus: 103, 5, 6, 7, 11, 24, 29, 42, Linha Azul
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Beautifull old church. A must visit for all tourists, since it is one of the historical places to visit in Coimbra. Very well preserved.
Nice church. The organ is also one of the better looking ones out there.
Beautiful baroque church that's has become quite a staple of the Portuguese Catholic style.
Absolutely beautiful medieval Place situated in a wonderful Portuguese Village. The hostesses just so kind! This place is well situated to go to a number of different Castles Roman ruins and beautiful medieval places
The church is amazing and it's the only part free, worth to see.