Monastery of Santa Cruz

Interesting
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.

Useful information

Address:

Praça 8 de Maio Coimbra

Phone:

+351 239 822 941

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12.30pm, 2pm-5pm, Sun 4pm-5.30pm - donations in sacristy and cloister

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