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Monuments in Coimbra
Largo da Sé Velha e Rua do Norte, 4
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.
Estrada da Beira
Chapel that is believed to have been built in the 18th century by the Marquise de Orchards. It consists of a nave, a chancel and a small bell on the main façade.
Alto de Santa Clara
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
Praça da Porta Férrea
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.
Rua das Parreiras
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.
Largo Feira dos Estudantes
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.
Rua da Igreja
Revival Church of longitudinal plant, consisting of a single nave and a chancel, with coverage on dome lowered on the ship and with coverage in barrel vault in the chancel. It was built in the late 19TH century on the site where is believed to have existed a previous Temple. In the interior, especially the sacristy and two gravestones.
Estrada das Lágrimas
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.
Largo do Terreiro
Solar plant Baroque composed in L and differentiated coverage on gable roof. It was built in the 18th century and modified and expanded in the 19th and 20th centuries.