Santa Cruz Church

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Basic info

Google maps location
Type of attraction


Portuguese name

Igreja Santa Cruz


Praça 8 de Maio

+351 239822941

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How to visit


Adult: €4

Free access

Children under 8



Opening times

9 am – around 6 pm

Paid Area
Mon-Sat: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Sun: 1pm-5pm

Closing days


Largo da Sé Velha

Public transports

Blue Line (“Linha Azul”)

More details

  • Exterior facade by Nicolau Chanterenne
  • side Pulpit by Nicolau Chanterenne
  • Royal tombs of the first king of Portugal (Afonso Henriques) and his son Sancho I (second king of Portugal)
  • 18th century organ
  • Blue and White tiles on the side walls
  • Cloister
  • 16th century choir stalls in the upper choir

1139 – Construction begins

1184 – Church Consecration

1218 – Construction of the gothic cloister begins

1502 – Completation of Main altarpiece

1530 – Construction of the Lateral Honor Gate

1566 – Construction of Eucharistic Chapel

the surroundings

  • Jews of Coimbra exhibition (160 m)
  • Almedina Arch, Tower & Museum (250 m)
  • Contemporary Art Center (250 m)
  • Chiado Building (250 m)
  • Portagem Square (400 m)
  • St Tiago Church (200 m)
  • Sete (50m)
  • Refeitro da Baixa (250m)
  • Tapas nas Costas (300m)
  • Oak (300m)
  • Vangas Veg (350m)

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