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Monuments in Coimbra
Rua de Infantaria, 23
Civil architecture revival residential house with two floors, with a large forked staircase. The building was built between 1923 and 1925, working initially as a residence of Professor Bissaya Barreto. In 1985\/6 has been restored and adapted to House-Museum.
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.
Alameda Júlio Henriques, 1887
Work dated from the late XVI century, with 21 arches and a 1km length. It was constructed to bring water to the high part of the city. The building plan was made by Filipe Terzi.
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.
Pátio da Inquisição
3000-221, Santa Cruz
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.
Rua do Arco Almedina, 7
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.
Praça 8 de Maio
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.
Praça da Porta Férrea
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.
Calçada 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
Rua Baixo, 57
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.