Igreja de Santa Cruz
Jardim da Manga
Torre de Anto
On Rua Sub Ripas in Coimbra's upper town is the Torre de Anto, a tower that once formed part of the town walls.
Palácio de Sub Ripas
Up Rua Sub Ripas in Coimbra's upper town is the grand Manueline doorway of the early-16th-century Palácio de Sub Ripas; its Renaissance...
Café Santa Cruz
One of Portugal's most atmospheric cafes, Santa Cruz is set in a dramatically beautiful high-vaulted former chapel, with stained-glass...
Restaurante Jardim da Manga
Student-friendly and tailored to tight budgets, this cafeteria-style restaurant serves up tasty meat and fish dishes, with pleasant...
Praça 8 de Maio · interesting places nearby
Igreja de Santa Cruz information
From the trendy shops outside, this church plunges you back to Portugal's past. Step through the Renaissance porch and flamboyant 18th-century arch to discover some of the Coimbra School's finest work, including an ornate pulpit and the elaborate tombs of Portugal's first kings, Afonso Henriques and Sancho I. The most striking Manueline work is in the restrained 16th-century cloister.
Behind the church is the Jardim da Manga (once part of the cloister) and its curious fountain: a lemon-yellow, four-buttressed affair.