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“A great place to begin.”
Review of Praca Oito de Maio

Praca Oito de Maio
Ranked #15 of 67 things to do in Coimbra
Certificate of Excellence
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, a labyrinth with many shops and truly Portuguese. Of course there are lots of great restaurants nearby. For me this is a great place to start exploring Coimbra.

Thank VoLeary
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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.

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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 side on the way of commerce square with the small streets so try to enjoy as much as you can specially if you have a sunny day.

Thank RMartinSDXB
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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.

Thank filomenaazevedo
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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. The Camara Municipal (city hall) and Santa Cruz Church are on the square. If you want to sit for a while, relax and watch the goings on, there is the Santa Cruz Café which has an elevated exterior area with tables to drink your coffee and people watch.

Thank martyncymro
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