Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha

Monuments | Archeology

Classified as a National Monument since June 16, 1910, the Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha is located on the left bank of the Mondego River, in Coimbra. Founded for the first time at the end of the 13th century by Dona Mor Dias, a lady of the nobility, it was refounded in the 14th century by Isabel de Aragão who, after becoming a widow after the death of King D. Dinis, expressed the desire to be buried there.

The ruins of Santa Clara-a-Velha of Coimbra comprise, besides the magnificent church with very peculiar characteristics, a cloister of monumental dimensions, making it the largest known Gothic cloister in Portugal. The complex has an interpretive center, a museum center, an auditorium, a shop and a cafeteria.


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How to get

Bus: 6, 14, 38, 41
Train: Coimbra A
Car: A1, A25, IP3 and IC2


April 1 to October 14: 10 am - 7 pm (last entry at 6:30 pm)
October 15 to March 31: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm)
Closed: Every Monday, January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, July 4 and December 25


4 € (General ticket)
Discounts and gratuities here


Tel .: +351 239 801 160
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