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Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha

Rua das Parreiras, Coimbra 3040-266, Portugal
+351 239 801 160
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There is a fascinating visitors centre explaining the history of the convent, its frequent flooding... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
LiliGo92
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London, United Kingdom
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A step back in time to relive some history. A must see for anybody visiting coimbra, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
micmob
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Rua das Parreiras, Coimbra 3040-266, Portugal
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

There is a fascinating visitors centre explaining the history of the convent, its frequent flooding and life in a convent from the 14th century. A visit to the remaining church is a must, particularly as it gives you access to the upper areas which normally...More

1  Thank LiliGo92
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A step back in time to relive some history. A must see for anybody visiting coimbra, beautiful architecture, stunning art and dramatic backdrop of ancient tombs & crypts. Take the time to discover this monument at your own pace but beware of street sellers inside...More

Thank micmob
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Went here and paid 4 euros to get in, you start by looking at a few displays with an informative book telling the history of the place and items that they have found. You then go out side and you can walk around the kitchen...More

1  Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

It is well worth the 4 euros to take a tour of these ruins. It is quite an awe-inspiring experience to be standing inside them....a bit creepy....a bit mysterious....and a lot cool!

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in church architecture this place could interest you, as it has the graves of the first kings of Portugal and nice elements from several architectural periods.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

You can visit the remains of the old cloistre, visit collection of artecats and see a short movie about the Moseiro. Now what I recommend is that you first see the movie (15 minutes) and after that visit the remains outside. The movie shows the...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Just there for a congress, but I guess is Sao Francisco convent and not Santa Clara... anyhow very nice building and an amazing church turned into a convention room

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I really loved this church and monastery of it. Peaceful impressions mixed with a time travel. Bring some time to enjoy.

Thank Marc K
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Well preserved (by being underwater for many years) and very interesting place to visit. Good exhibition, 15 minute documentary, all with language translation fro Brits like us who struggle with other languages We spent over 2 hours here and enjoyed it immensely,

1  Thank Lilacwheaty
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We were spending our last day in Coimbra and decided to cross the river to visit the old monastery and museum. As others have shared, the short video you see upon entrance really sets the stage. In particular, we were interested in the role of...More

1  Thank SACALosAngeles
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