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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.
Tours To Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)
Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra. BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $25
Duration: 2 to 15 minutes
Coimbra dos Encantos BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $41
Duration: 4 hours
Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) Reviews
A majestic cathedral well worth visiting although I must confess that having walked up to it along some very steep slopes from the lower part of the town all I really wanted to do was sit down... more »
Well, this chunk is a nice mixup of many styles, and I neglected it for three years now, before I finally visited it. Not going here was a mistake. Plus, this is an island of quiet in the center of... more »
This place is worth a visit. Best done walking from the university.
Magical place. Full of old stuff. There is some bishops buried there, funny if you think how many people may died there. There is also an old tree in the backyard. Bottomline: if you like old stuff, that is your place.
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