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Places with History: Café Santa Cruz

One of the cafés involved in the initiative “Os Caminhos da Baixa – O Património Doceiro de Coimbra” is the famous Café Santa Cruz, located in the historical center of Coimbra, right next to the beautiful Church of Santa Cruz.

No wonder, therefore, that this old café and restaurant is currently the promoter of the new book “Rota dos Cafés com História de Portugal” (Portugal’s Historical Cafés). The café has been open to the public since 1923 and is one of the oldest in the city, as well as in the country. Its magnificent building, considered a National Monument since 1921, was originally a church.

Today, the Café Santa Cruz is a true landmark. In addition, the café is the home of the ‘crúzio’, a traditional sweet with monastic roots based in an old recipe and made using traditional ingredients. The result is absolutely delicious!

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