Convent of Santa Clara a Velha
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This fine Gothic church, where the remains of Inês de Castro rested before being transferred to Alcobaça, has been gradually reduced to ruins by the Mondego sands. Where sand was cleared the foundations of the cloister, nave and chancel were found. An interpretation centre charts the history of the building and how it was saved, as well as the daily life of the nuns of the Order of St Clare who lived within these walls from the 14C to 17C.


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Where to sleepnearby

  • From €55
    Exceptional 9.8
    371 m - Rua Carlos Alberto Pinto de Abreu, 112 Santa Clara, 3040-245 Coimbra
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    António Augusto Apartment
    Good 7.4
    400 m - Rua AntónioAugusto Gonçalves 35 - 1º, 3040-241 Coimbra
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    Zurstrassen Apartment
    Good 7.8
    547 m - R Joao Bravo, 4, 2B, 3040-379 Coimbra

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  • Around€35
    9.2 (252 reviews)
    164 m - Rua Antonio Augusto Goncalves 30, 3040-266 Santa Clara
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    MICHELIN 2023
    192 m - Rua António Augusto Gonçalves, 3041-901 Coimbra
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    Piscinas do Mondego
    9.1 (171 reviews)
    375 m - Rotunda das Lages – Sta. Clara Parque Verde do Mondego 3041-901, 3041-901 Coimbra

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