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Sanctuary of Fátima, a place of Christian pilgrimage and Catholic devotion

Just one hour drive from Coimbra you’ll fund the Sanctuary of Fátima in “Cova da Iria – Fátima”, a place of Christian pilgrimage and Catholic devotion known as one of the largest international destination for religious tourism. Going back in time, it was there, in 1917, that

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The Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery

The Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery was built in 1314 at the request of Rainha Santa Isabel, patron saint of Coimbra. Completed in 1330, the Monastery stood out for the size of the Church and Cloister and for the stone vault that covers the three naves of the same

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The New Center for Contemporary Art in Coimbra

Enchances the city’s cultural offer. Inaugurated on 4 July 2020, Coimbra’s celebration day, the new Center for Contemporary Art in Coimbra showcases 193 works from the National Contemporary Art Collection, by Portuguese artists from various eras and generations. Located in a building next to the “Arco da

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10 unmissable sights in Coimbra

10 must-see attractions in Coimbra. The Paço das Escolas and the imposing Baroque Library, the National Pantheon – Santa Cruz Monastery, the Machado de Castro National Museum, The Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery, Portugal for the little ones for kids and adults, the beautiful Botanical Garden, the Ruins of

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8 unique experiences in Coimbra

8 unique experiences in the city of Coimbra. Visit the Quinta das Lágrimas Garden and get to know the love story of D. Pedro and D. Inês de Castro, listen to Fado from Coimbra, delight in the various conventual sweets in “Baixa de Coimbra”, visit the Roman

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The Irmã Lucia’s Memorial – who carried the “Secret of Fatima”

Include in your visit. Lúcia de Jesus Rosa dos Santos or simply known to all of us as “Irmã Lúcia” was just ten years old when on July 13 1917, with her cousins ​​Jacinta and Francisco, she attended the apparitions of “Nossa Senhora de Fátima” in “Cova

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Visit the Municipal Museum – “Edifício Chiado” Coimbra

Include in your visit. The Municipal Museum – “Edifício Chiado”, located at “Rua Ferreira Borges” and is one of the highlights of one of the main commercial street of downtown Coimbra. Going back in time, in 1905 the Great Warehouses of Chiado were inaugurated in Lisbon. A

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Museu Nacional Machado de Castro – Coimbra

Visit the “Museu Nacional Machado de Castro” – integrated in the UNESCO World Heritage Area. The “Museu Nacional Machado de Castro“, integrated in the area selected by UNESCO as World Heritage of the University of Coimbra, Alta and Sofia, is an icon of the city. It was

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Visit Convento da Rainha Santa Isabel

Convento Rainha Santa Isabel

Convento da Rainha Santa Isabel – Patron Saint of the city of Coimbra. The “Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Nova” or “Convento da Rainha Santa Isabel” was built in the 17th century to replace the former Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery, founded by “Rainha Santa Isabel“, patron saint of the city

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Gil Vicente Academic Theater Coimbra

Gil Vicente Academic Theater Coimbra

Gil Vicente Academic Theater, the only university theater building. The Gil Vicente Academic Theater, located in Praça da República, in the center of Coimbra, and belonging to the University of Coimbra, is one of the city’s landmarks and one of the places where locals and visitors know

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