Sé Velha
Rua dos Coutinhos, 3001 Coimbra Route Planner
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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 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. Elements have added over the centuries, such as the north Renaissance portal.


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    Casa da Sé Cathedral Suites
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    30 m - Rua do Cabido 10 - 18, 3000-088 Coimbra
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    51 m - Beco da Carqueija 12 2o andar, 3000-099 Coimbra
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    75 m - Rua de Sobre Ribas 10, 3000-395 Coimbra

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