What to do in Coimbra
2. Sé Velha
The Monastery of Santa Cruz was founded in 1131 with the help of Portuguese kings D. Afonso Henriques and his son D. Sancho !, namely the first and second kings of the country. Their remains can be found in a mausoleum inside the Church of Santa Cruz. The ornamental ceramic tiles are also very popular among visitors.
Address: Praça 8 de Maio, 3001-300 Coimbra
Phone: 239 822 941
The Sé Velha is a rare monument from the times of the Christian Reconquista. The old Coimbra Romanesque Cathedral is famous for its fortified look and by the tall battlements.
Address: Largo Sé Velha, 3000-383 Coimbra
The Monastery of Santa Clara of Coimbra, commonly known as Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha is located on the south bank of the Mondego river. It was founded towards the end of the 13th century and it was built in a predominantly Gothic architectural style. Nowadays, it is possible to admire the cloysters' ruins.
Address: 3040-266 Coimbra
Phone: 239 801 160
The Roman ruins of Conimbriga are a vestige of a pre-historic settlement that used to exist near Coimbra. The Romans took over it and it became a very important location for the Empire. It was inhabited until the 9th century.
Address: Rua das Ruinas 7, Condeixa-a-Velha