Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), Coimbra

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Considered one of the most important Romanesque Roman Catholic structures in the country, Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) is also one of Portugal's best-preserved cathedrals. While other structures had to be greatly remodeled or renovated over time, especially after the Great Earthquake of 1755, this church has remained relatively intact. The original medieval structure was very basic and built in the 13th century. The Romanesque style for which it is now famous was designed later by architect Master Robert. Peruse the facades of this cathedral, including the Renaissance-style portal that was added in the 16th century, before exploring its interior. Take in hundreds of years of history while walking through this architectural and artistic site. Use our Coimbra trip planner to arrange your visit to Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) and other attractions in Coimbra.
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  • Well, this chunk is a nice mixup of many styles, and I neglected it for three years now, before I finally visited it. Not going here was a mistake. Plus, this is an island of quiet in the center of...  more »
  • We just stumbled upon this as we were walking around the streets and saw this beautiful church. Have a look around as the architecture is amazing.  more »
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  • This place is worth a visit. Best done walking from the university.
  • Magical place. Full of old stuff. There is some bishops buried there, funny if you think how many people may died there. There is also an old tree in the backyard. Bottomline: if you like old stuff, that is your place.
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