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Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha

Santa Clara, Coimbra

Presentation
Santa Clara de Coimbra was delivered to the Clarisse nuns soon after 1283 when it was founded, by D. Mor Dias. Dona Isabel de Aragão, the queen Santa Isabel, took special interest in the convent, which had since become extinct and ordered the construction of new buildings in gothic style, with an exceptional cloister and church, which was consecrated in 1330.

Notes

The monastery soon suffered with the flooding of the Mondego River and, because of that, was subjected to architectural adaptations. In 1677 the nuns finally changed their location to a new building, on higher ground and the first convent became known as Santa Clara-a-Velha (Old Santa Clara).
After a formidable process of requalification, this National Monument and Archaeological Site (14th to the 17th century) gained an Interpretation Centre. Tourists can now visit the ruins and the archaeological site, watch films and virtual modelling.

Specific characteristics

Audioguides - Available in 4 languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish (cost 1,50 ?)
Guided and thematic tours - under previous reservation
Circuits suitable for the motor and visually impaired

Shop with exclusive products and coffee shop (meals and regional confectionary) with outdoor seating.

Characteristics

Acesso ao Recurso
By Foot
Private car
Public bus
Tourist Bus
Train
Tour Mini-Bus
Taxi
Actividades desenroladas dentro do recurso turístico
Cultural Activities
Study and Research
Taking pictures and filming
Serviços actuais dentro do Recurso
Cafeterias
Interpretation Centre
Adapted for Disabled
Local Museums
Information Office
Bathrooms
Sale of Handicrafts
Serviços correntes fora dos recursos turísticos
Hotels
Pensions
Guesthouses
Restaurants
Snacks
Selling food and / or drinks Kiosks
Bars
Cafeterias
Fast Food Sale
Banks - ATMs
Local Museums
Parking service
Taxis
Cinemas and Theatres
Contacts
Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha
Rua das Parreiras - Santa Clara
3040-266
Coimbra
Telefone: 239 801 160
Fax: 239 801 169
E-mail: mosteiro.scvelha@drcc.pt
Web: www.facebook.com/mosteiro.santaclara.a.velha http://santaclaraavelha.drcc.pt www.culturaonline.pt/MuseusMonumentos/Monumentos/Pages/Mosteiro_Santa_Clara_Velha.aspx
Coordinates: N: 40º12'3, W: 8º25'55
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