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The Church of Santiago and the Path of Santiago: the portuguese central way

The Church of Santiago, located in “Praça do Comércio” Square in downtown Coimbra, is one of the largest medieval monuments in the city. The construction of the Church started in the last decades of the 11th century and was sacred in 1206. Over the centuries it has

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Sé Nova de Coimbra

It’s in “Largo da Freira”, near the University of Coimbra, that we find the “Sé Nova”, the Diocese of Coimbra. The “Sé Nova”, the old Jesuit College (“Eleven Thousand Virgin”), was established in 1542 by the “Society of Jesus”. With several advances and setbacks, the construction took

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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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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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Conventual Sweets from Coimbra

Many would be the reasons we could introduce you to visit Coimbra. For now we will talk about the local sweets with the certainty there will be more than enough reason to do so. Coimbra’s heritage is rich in conventual sweets. Conventual sweets appeared in the XV

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Uncover the Grand Seminary of Coimbra

One construction with over 250 years. It is next to the “Jardim Botânico” that you find a newly uncovered “treasure” of Coimbra, with over 250 years, it recently opened to the public. We are talking about the “Seminário Maior”, an eighteenth-century Italian art building, built as a grand

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Saint Anthony of Lisbon and Padua, but also of Coimbra!

Saint Anthony of Lisbon, also known as Saint António of Pádua, born in Lisbon, between the years 1191 and 1195, a forthcoming Lisbon Cathedral Street where was later built the church in his honor. Baptized with the name Fernando de Bulhões, St. Anthony was educated within a noble

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Queen Santa Isabel

Queen Santa Isabel

Municipal Holiday of Coimbra it’s a honor of Queen Santa Isabel The fourth of July is the municipal holiday of Coimbra. It is in honor of queen Santa Isabel, who passed away on this same day back in 1336, in Estremoz. Isabel de Aragao or Queen Santa

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The Saint Francis Convent

The new Congress and Cultural Centre of the City The Saint Francis Convent, situated on the left side of Mondego River, erected  in the XVII Century, worked as a wool factory between 1888 and 1980. In 1995, Coimbra municipality bought the building. After plenty of renovation works

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