Monastery of Santa Cruz
Built in the 16C on the site of a 12C convent, this monastery is preceded by an imposing Renaissance portal by Nicolas Chanterene and Diogo de Castilho (1520). The church has a Manueline ceiling and walls decorated with azulejos representing the life of St Augustine. Note the masterfully-carved Renaissance pulpit by Nicolas Chanterne, and the fine gilded and carved wood stalls in the gallery. The pure and simple cloister of silence is Manueline in style.
Address:Praça 8 de Maio Coimbra
Phone:+351 239 822 941
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12.30pm, 2pm-5pm, Sun 4pm-5.30pm - donations in sacristy and cloister