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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  • It is a very old time that is worth visiting for its history. A place where by tradition students serenades on the outer stairs of access.
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  • The old cathedral is in the middle of the old town. Inside is rather humble (compared to the new cathedral for example), but really beautiful. You can also enter the cloister, which is very picturesque. Highly recommended
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  • A beautiful monument. A little affected by time and water but it seems there are efforts being done in order to get it back in shape. Totally worth visiting.
  • It's hopefully already beautiful from outside but I refused to pay 20€ to visit a university
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