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simple and sober

this is a small old church in the centre of coimbra. to enter the church you will have to go... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
rmcc83
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
iWas there, old, sober church

the Commerce Square begins and ends with a very old church to each point one of those two is Saint... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
PopisteanuG
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never feel I should have to pay to enter a church. We could find no one that knew anything about a mass schedule or if they even do mass in this church. Very disappointed.

1  Thank glassymom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While many of the churches in Coimbra has been restored, this one stands out in it's simplicity. The sign outside said church said St. Tiago Church - but it is one in the same. Interesting sign inside says "In this Church we have continuous adoration...More

Thank Sharron G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

During a stop in Coimbra for lunch, it was insisted upon us to stop in to the old church. It’s old. It’s incredible that it’s still standing. There’s an interesting outdoor courtyard on the second level. That’s about as excited as I can get about...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Nice old building in the city centre Architecture was well preserved A must see From outside can get the good vibes

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

this is a small old church in the centre of coimbra. to enter the church you will have to go through a door on the side, close to the stairs as the main door is closed. it does not have much inside that will wow...More

1  Thank rmcc83
Reviewed 8 December 2017

the Commerce Square begins and ends with a very old church to each point one of those two is Saint Tiago church, which has been built in 12th century, with some similarities with Se Velha (the main entrance) the interior is sober and quiet; the...More

2  Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Two friends and I visited the Igreja Santiago during our stay in Coimbra in October. At first we thought it was closed but then discovered that the entrance on the side was open. The church is small but very historic and in a location that...More

1  Thank Donto1
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The church appears to be closed but there is a side door that is ajar. Don't be timid, give it a push and then pull aside the curtain into a beautifully preserved Romanesque intimate place of worship. It is down a side street from the...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The restrained and stony Romanesque facade is massive and the interior is thus seemingly sealed off from the noisy to and fro of the world outside. Step quietly because there will often be people in prayer or meditation here. Every sound seems to be amplified...More

Thank bangkokcassidy
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The trail to Santiago de Compostela picks up here for the pilgrims on the Camino Portuguese. The church is small and solemn. It's beautiful in its simplicity. I would definitely come back!

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