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Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3001-801, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful church and cloister and other spaces worthy of exploring and certainly attending Mass. Very inspiring place to meditate on what has happened over the centuries.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Keith B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church (free to visit) is beautiful, decorated with the usual tiles, but, as others have said, it really is with paying the extra €3 to go around the rest of the complex. For a start, I was greeted by a really helpful woman, who...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PeterW6174
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Both the church and the monastery are very well worth a visit. Especially try to fit in a visit to the church's sacristy. The panels are wonderful to behold.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zanegreyc2017
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

As the church part is frer, you might feel tempted to not buy the ticket that gives you access to the cloisters, chapter house, etc. Please do, however - it is very worth it! The chapter house, cloisters and other dependencies of the monastery are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

Be sure to pay for any "extra" sites when you buy your ticket. It's cheap, and some of the more interesting things are behind closed doors. In particular, spend time sitting and contemplating in the courtyard.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jamesafoster
Reviewed 23 November 2018

This monastery located in Coimbra, Portugal is a National Monument. The first two kings of Portugal are buried here. The interior has magnificent tile work and the Baroque pipe organ was just wow ! This was my personal favorite site to visit in Coimbra.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank c0verdale
Reviewed 19 November 2018

While the Coimbra University and Old Cathedral (Se) can be more popular and more visited, this is a gem not to be missed. See the ornamented pulpit and extravagant pipe organ and visit for 3 Euros more hidden treasuries at the back, including Sacristy and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janoshka
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This lovely church has some notable aspects such as the burial places of the first two kings of Portugal, the Baroque pipe organ, the cloister of silence, and the intricate metal frieze above the choir stalls in the upstairs loft that refers to Portugal’s heyday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ann Maureen O
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Monastery of the Holy Cross is a very lovely church sitting within a pleasant square at the heart of the city. The Baroque pipe organ of the 18th Century is just magnificent and should not be missed as is the fantastic portal of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A Plaza with a Cathedral where D. Afonso henriques, the 1st king of Portugal, is laid to rest. Usually has fado right next to it at night.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Joao B
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