Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, Coimbra

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The Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova (Portuguese: Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Nova) is a monastery in Coimbra, Portugal. It was built to replace the mediaeval Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, located nearby, which at the time was prone to frequent flooding by the waters of the Mondego river. The monastery was built in the 17th and 18th centuries and is classified as a National Monument. It is located in the Santa Clara parish.
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  • After an incredible climb, and an expensive fee to have a guiede tour, the guide did not explain anything to us, and rather left us alone in a room without signs or explanations. She never came back.....  more
    After an incredible climb, and an expensive fee to have a guiede tour, the guide did not explain anything to us, and rather left us alone in a room without signs or explanations. She never came back.....  more »
  • I went here first thing in the morning and had the cloister part all to myself. It was SO WONDERFUL and peaceful! It was silent and I just sat there in this historic place and enjoyed the peace. It... 
    I went here first thing in the morning and had the cloister part all to myself. It was SO WONDERFUL and peaceful! It was silent and I just sat there in this historic place and enjoyed the peace. It...  more »
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  • Make sure to get a taxi up there. It's quite a steep walk but worth it. Has a really good view of the center of coimbra
  • Amazing cathedral. The church was beautiful and the gardens were amazing. Work we could have seen them in the spring

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