Faith and Culture

Faith has always played an important role in the history of Coimbra. But churches and monasteries were more than places of worship, they were also the focus of cultural diffusion.


Discover the city’s three temples linked to the origins of Portuguese nationality: Church of Santiago, Church and Monastery of Santa Cruz and Old Cathedral of Coimbra.


Meeting point: Largo da Portagem (near the Bank of Portugal)

Duration: 3h

Price: 20€ (maximum 10 people)

Includes: tickets to the indicated places, guide-interpreter service, radio guides and insurance

Places to visit:

  • Santiago Church (exterior)
  • Church and Monastery of Santa Cruz
  • Jardim da Manga (cloister of Manga)
  • Old Cathedral (church and cloister)


The visits will be made using radio guides so that you can listen to the explanations while maintaining the social distance recommended by General Direction of Health. The use of mask is mandatory.