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Great public square

Beautiful public square with Santa Cruz church and Café Santa Cruz where you can relax and have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Coimbra District, Portugal
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Atmospheric church and plaza in the centre of Coimbra

Marvellous example of a Portuguese church. Beautiful tiles. The square has a fountain and it worth... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Central Portugal, Portugal
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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful public square with Santa Cruz church and Café Santa Cruz where you can relax and have a drink and eat a cruzadito (traditional cake) surrounded with beauty.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Marvellous example of a Portuguese church. Beautiful tiles. The square has a fountain and it worth visiting the cafe next to the church. Peak inside to see if their is tradition entertainment going on.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Guide203051
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Privileged location, downtown, offers light, cathedral, museums, architectural and artistic restaurants and shopping.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sofia N
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The old church Santa Cruz is very pretty inside and the plaza infront of it is nice. If you go to this area be sure to check the resturant on the right of the church. It hasold world feel and a Free Fado Show. You...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank larrystory44
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

What is great about this square is its authentic character: the buildings are old and not yet refurbished so the facades look antique. The Santa Cruz church itself has a manueline beautiful portal, partly crumbling but authentically ancient.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PalombiG
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This square leads to many places of interest. The Santa Cruz Church is here and beside it the Santa Cruz cafe. From here you can go to the beautiful University of Coimbra, the Botanical Gardens and much more. The Baixa is adjacent to the square,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank VoLeary
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A very nice square where most people turn back and head to the Church of Santiago and the Back breaker walk to the old cathedral. You can go around the back of the Santa Cruz church to see an unusual multi-domed and yellow gazebo.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

At the end of a very nice and touristic street, you will find this lovely square where you can see a lots of people gathering and passing by. After seeing the church and a couple of boutiques, we took the road back through the down...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank RMartinSDXB
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A must see, of course! Santa Cruz Church, Monastery and Santa Cruz cafe in the very same building as the Monastery- Schedule yours visit in between the Masses: you need access from inside the church to visit the points of interest.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank filomenaazevedo
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Located at the start of 'The Baixa' or old downtown, the square has 5 streets running off it and a particularly ugly modern fountain in its centre. Just off the square are lots of narrow streets containing a variety of shops, but especially shoe shops....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank martyncymro
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