Camara Municipal De Coimbra248 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Praça 8 de Maio, 3001-801 Coimbra, Portugal
- Timings: 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +351-239822941
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Camara Municipal De Coimbra
Sacristy, Chapter House, Cloisters and Exhibition:
- Normal: € 2.50
- Age 65 & over, & students: € 1.50
Camara Municipal De Coimbra Hours
- Public holiday timings may be restricted. Contact the church before your visit.
How to Reach Camara Municipal De Coimbra
- Walk or drive to here
- Bus: 103, 5, 6, 7, 11, 24, 29, 42, Linha Azul
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Camara Municipal De Coimbra Reviews & Ratings
Great azulejos tiling, and organ. Intricate interior design. Peaceful
It was good to see a beautiful building that has been used by different religions over the centuries without being significantly altered.
Lovely church, shame the sandstone on the outside is so worn away over the years. Beautiful on the inside though.
Love this old church but dropped it a star as you have to pay extra to go round the monastery. The church is good enough to enjoy on its own, however with an interesting use of the blue tiles around the walls. The frontage is also very impressive to look at
Nice blue tiles but sadly you have to pay to see the rest of the church