Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), Coimbra

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Considered one of the most important Romanesque Roman Catholic structures in the country, Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) is also one of Portugal's best-preserved cathedrals. While other structures had to be greatly remodeled or renovated over time, especially after the Great Earthquake of 1755, this church has remained relatively intact. The original medieval structure was very basic and built in the 13th century. The Romanesque style for which it is now famous was designed later by architect Master Robert. Peruse the facades of this cathedral, including the Renaissance-style portal that was added in the 16th century, before exploring its interior. Take in hundreds of years of history while walking through this architectural and artistic site. Use our Coimbra trip planner to arrange your visit to Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) and other attractions in Coimbra.
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  • This place was a nice old cathedral. I like some of the others in Batalha and Alcobaca better but this one is good too. A lovely cool place to cool off in the heat was its main attraction that day... 
    This place was a nice old cathedral. I like some of the others in Batalha and Alcobaca better but this one is good too. A lovely cool place to cool off in the heat was its main attraction that day...  more »
  • Buy ticket, see around and be impressed by a millenium watching on you. Beautiful cloisters next by. 
    Buy ticket, see around and be impressed by a millenium watching on you. Beautiful cloisters next by.  more »
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  • Beautiful romanic church in the center of the Old town of Coimbra. The staff is extremely nice and helpful...I recommend a visit at any cost🤗
  • It's a church, how can I give it bad ratings. It's quaint. The construction makes it not look as charming outside but it is.

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