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King Afonso Henriques decided to build this former cathedral at a time when Coimbra was situated on the border between the Christian and Muslim world. This explains its fortress-like appearance, crowned with pyramid-shaped merlons This, Portugal's first cathedral, was built between 1140 and 1175 by two Frenchmen, Bernard and Robert, which explains the resemblance with the Romanesque Auvergne and Cluny churches. You will notice that main facade, which is very sober, and contrasts with the north portal which was added around 1530. This one, attributed to Jean de Rouen, has unfortunately been severely damaged. In the church, above the side-aisles, a wide tribune opens on to the nave by an elegant triforium with Byzantine orientally inspired capitals. Note the Flamboyant Gothic gilded wood retable of the high altar, by Flemish masters Olivier Gand and John d'Ypres. In the chapel of the Holy Sacrament, there is a beautiful Renaissance composition by Jean de Rouen's apprentice Tome Velho, in addition to a 1520 Renaissance and Manueline style Jean de Rouen baptismal font in front of the chapel. In St Peter's chapel, decorated with Mudejar style azulejos, there is a Renaissance retable. To the south of the cloister in the Chapter hall, you will notice the tomb of Dom Sesnado, Coimbra's first Christian governor, who died in 1091.

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  • Address : R. dos Coutinhos P - 3001 Coimbra3001Coimbra
  • Phone : 239 825 273
  • Prices : 2 €

Opening hours :

  • Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm - closed certain Bank Hols

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : As a couple


    magnifique effectivement. Impressionnant de voir la richesse des vitraux, azulejos absolument splendide. Accueil charmant à l'entree de l'eglise. Monument a visiter gratuitement pour la partie basse. Seul le cloitre est payant et sans interet majeur


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