Convento de Santa Clara-a-Nova

sights / Religious

Convento de Santa Clara-a-Nova information

Coimbra , Portugal
Address
Street Calçada de Santa Isabel
Telephone
+351 239 441 674
Prices
admission cloister €1.50
Opening hours
8.30am-6pm
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Lonely Planet review

Begun on higher ground in the 17th century to replace its flooded twin, this convent is devoted almost entirely to the saintly Queen Isabel’s memory. Aisle panels tell her life story, while her solid-silver casket is enshrined above the altar, and even her clothes hang in the sacristy. Her statue is the focus of the Festa da Rainha Santa. At the time of research it was closed for emergency stabilisation works.