8 Sights in Coimbra, Portugal (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Coimbra, Portugal. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Coimbra, Portugal.

Sightseeing Tours in Coimbra

1. Teatro da Cerca de São Bernardo

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Teatro da Cerca de São Bernardo / Attribution

Escola da Noite - Grupo de Teatro de Coimbra is a Portuguese professional theatre company, based in Coimbra since its foundation in 1992, being an Institution of Public Utility since 1998. It has premiered 72 shows so far and presented about two thousand sessions in Coimbra and on tour, both nationally and internationally. In choosing the repertoire, it seeks a balance between classic and contemporary authors, with two special points of interest: the work of Gil Vicente and the dramaturgy in Portuguese. Aeschylus, Euripides, Chekhov, Lorca, Beckett, Heiner Müller, José Sanchis Sinisterra, Nelson Rodrigues, Plínio Marcos and Abel Neves are some of the authors he has worked with. In recent years, he has deepened a new front of work – the scenic adaptation of non-dramatic texts from, for example, the works of Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, Rubem Fonseca and Franz Kafka and, in poetry, Adélia Prado and Manoel de Barros.

Wikipedia: A Escola da Noite (PT)

2. Santa Clara Monastery (Sofia)

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The ‘Historical and Cultural Assembly’ is designated as the UNESCO World Heritage in 2013, hosting four freguesias from the Coimbra Historical Centre located in the city of Coimbra in Portugal. The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in the world and the oldest universities in Portugal and Portuguese language countries and regions.

Wikipedia: Universidade de Coimbra - Alta e Sofia (PT)

3. Igreja da Sé Velha

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The Old Cathedral of Coimbra is a Romanesque Roman Catholic building in Portugal. Construction of the Sé Velha began some time after the Battle of Ourique (1139), when Prince Afonso Henriques declared himself King of Portugal and chose Coimbra as capital. The first Count of Coimbra, the Mozarab Sisnando Davides, is buried in the cathedral.

Wikipedia: Old Cathedral of Coimbra (EN)

4. Igreja de Santo António dos Olivais

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The Church of Santo António dos Olivais, also referred to as the Convent of Santo António dos Olivais, Parish Church of Santo António dos Olivais and Sanctuary of Santo António dos Olivais, is located in the parish of Santo António dos Olivais, in the city, municipality and district from Coimbra, in Portugal.

Wikipedia: Igreja de Santo António dos Olivais (PT)

5. Aqueduto de São Sebastião

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The São Sebastião Aqueduct, popularly known as the Garden Arches, is located on the Martim de Freitas Country, in front of the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra, in the parish of Sé Nova, city and municipality of Coimbra, in the Coimbra district, in Portugal.

Wikipedia: Aqueduto de São Sebastião (PT), Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

6. Biblioteca Joanina

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The Biblioteca Joanina, sometimes known in English as the Joanine Library, is a Baroque library in Coimbra, Portugal, located at the heart of the University of Coimbra. The Biblioteca Joanina is regularly considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

Wikipedia: Biblioteca Joanina (EN)

7. Palácio de São Marcos

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The Monastery of St. Mark of Coimbra, current Palace of St. Mark, was a male convent belonging to the Order and Congregation of St. Jerónimo. It is near Tentúgal, in Quinta de São Marcos, parish of São Silvestre, municipality and diocese of Coimbra.

Wikipedia: Mosteiro de São Marcos de Coimbra (PT)

8. Parque de Santa Cruz

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Parque de Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Park, popularly known as the Mermaid's Garden, is located in the parishes of Sé Nova, Santa Cruz, Almedina and São Bartolomeu, in the city, municipality and district of Coimbra, in Portugal.

Wikipedia: Parque de Santa Cruz (PT)


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