Photographer's Note

Here is another icon of one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Portugal, Sé Velha (Old Cathedral), a big Romanesque church built on the 12th century by the first Portuguese King, who made Coimbra his capital. Here you see the cloister, which shows already signs of Gothic (thank's for pointing me that, Korkut 'bostankorkulugu'), the top of the apse (on the alignment of the fountain) and an old building of the University on the top right.

It is called 'old' because on the 18th century the role of 'cathedral' was given to a 16th century church that since then it's called Sé Nova (New Cathedral).

I have posted two WS's with complementary shots, one with another pov of the cloister and another one with a view of the cathedral and its surroundings seen from above.

Today I am too lazy to write much, so I won't bother you with my usual long notes. If you want to know a bit more of the city and the cathedral, please read the note on my first post of the city or follow these Wikipedia links: Coimbra, Old Cathedral of Coimbra.

You can browse my other posts of Coimbra on this page.

Location (latitude, longitude): 40.20856,-8.42693

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Additional Photos by Jose Pires (stego) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
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