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Monuments in Coimbra

Biblioteca Joanina

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Praça da Porta Férrea
3000-447, Coimbra

Coimbra

XVIII century work with a magnificent baroque portal standing out. The front’s simplicity opposes to the decorative abundance inside, where the ceilings painted by the Lisbon artists António Simões and Vicente Nunes are worthy of note, as a well as a huge painting portraying D. João V, by Domenico Duprá.

Pátio da Inquisição

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Pátio da Inquisição
3000-221, Santa Cruz

Coimbra

Este pátio histórico deve o seu nome ao conjunto de edifícios em redor, onde funcionou, desde 1566 e até à sua extinção, em 1821, o Tribunal do Santo Ofício. Integrava ainda o primitivo Colégio das Artes e atualmente alberga o Centro de Artes Visuais.

Arco e Torre de Almedina

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Rua do Arco Almedina, 7
3000-180, Coimbra

Coimbra

The Almedina arch was part of the medieval walls, going back to the XI century, as the Arabian toponym that means “the city” indicates. Nowadays it is the entrance to the ancient Coimbra, where you may observe a sculpture from the João de Ruão workshop.

Mosteiro de Santa Cruz

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Praça 8 de Maio
3000-300, Coimbra

Coimbra

Monastic set with an emblematic portal. Inside are worthy of notice the manueline arched roof, the main-chapel, the sacristy, the Sala do Capítulo, the S. Teotónio Chapel and the cloister of Silence.

Edifício da Universidade de Coimbra

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Praça da Porta Férrea
3004-531, Coimbra

Coimbra

From the set stand out: the Porta Férrea, the Via Latina, the building of the former S. Pedro College, The Joanina Library, The S. Miguel Chapel, The Sala dos Capelos, the Sala de Exame Privado, the tower, the Gerais, and the Religious Art Museum.

Quinta das Lágrimas

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Estrada das Lágrimas
3040-266, Coimbra

Coimbra

The importance of this place is mainly connected to the history of Pedro and Inês. The Quinta has a romantic beauty, with some botanic exemplars, the gothic window and the fountain (pointed out as being the “Fonte dos Amores” sang by Camões.

Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Nova

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Calçada de Santa Clara
3040-270, Coimbra

Coimbra

Work done between the second half of the XVII century and the first half of the XVIII century. The church has a choir and a main chapel. The primitive tomb of the Rainha Santa, made by Mestre Pêro, is one single carved limestone block

Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha

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Rua Baixo, 57
3040-266, Coimbra

Coimbra

The monastic set (church, cloister, and bowery) has great cultural and architectonic value. The church is an exemplar of the mendicant Gothic. Worthy of notice are the notable Hispanic Arabian glazed tiles panels, the rose-window at the occidental front and the magnificent renaissance arch that comes into view under the arch of the epistle nave.

Sé Nova de Coimbra

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Largo Feira dos Estudantes
3000-214, Coimbra

Coimbra

Magnificent Jesuit temple begun in 1598. The main front, austere but elegant has two bodies from two distinct styles: classic and baroque. Inside are worthy of note the several baroque golden woodcarving altars, the organs placed on the lateral walls of the main chapel and a manueline baptistery brought from the Old See.

Sé Velha de Coimbra

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Largo da Sé Velha - Rua do Norte, 4
3000-383, Coimbra

Coimbra

It is one of the most beautiful Romanic Portuguese monuments, with the exterior look of a church-fortress. The Cloister, from the XIII century, was the first gothic style work done in Portugal, after the Mosteiro de Alcobaça. Worthy of notice are the Especiosa Doorway, the Sacramento Chapel, both by João de Ruão, not forgetting the gothic tombs nucleus and the Seville’s glazed tiles.

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