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Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha

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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

The whole museum complex is well laid out and worth the visit. There is an introductory video that plays in the auditorium with English subtitles that gives a good overview and an exhibition of archeological artifacts related to the monastery. An english booklet is given...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

This is a very elegant and artistic chapel. The sculptures and paintings are unique and extremely beautiful. You absolutely have to see it!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Somewhat confusing entrance. To get to the church you must enter through the museum and use the walk-ways. We were not the only ones lost. Fascinating structure that remains.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This was a functioning monastery for centuries. The bottom was flooded by the river but it still persisted. The museum has a nice collection of relics that explain the history of the place. The building is mostly a shell but you still get a good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

There is a fascinating visitors centre explaining the history of the convent, its frequent flooding and life in a convent from the 14th century. A visit to the remaining church is a must, particularly as it gives you access to the upper areas which normally...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

A step back in time to relive some history. A must see for anybody visiting coimbra, beautiful architecture, stunning art and dramatic backdrop of ancient tombs & crypts. Take the time to discover this monument at your own pace but beware of street sellers inside...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Went here and paid 4 euros to get in, you start by looking at a few displays with an informative book telling the history of the place and items that they have found. You then go out side and you can walk around the kitchen...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 213stephenp
Reviewed 2 March 2018

It is well worth the 4 euros to take a tour of these ruins. It is quite an awe-inspiring experience to be standing inside them....a bit creepy....a bit mysterious....and a lot cool!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mike R
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in church architecture this place could interest you, as it has the graves of the first kings of Portugal and nice elements from several architectural periods.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

You can visit the remains of the old cloistre, visit collection of artecats and see a short movie about the Moseiro. Now what I recommend is that you first see the movie (15 minutes) and after that visit the remains outside. The movie shows the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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