Hostel Sé Velha :: Coimbra

HISTORY...

SÉ VELHA

The Old Cathedral takes on like one of the principal examples of Coimbra medieval times. A truly cathedral-fortress, the Old Cathedral represents the bastion of Cristian Faith against the Muslims. Home of the bishops of Coimbra, the Cathedral detains an embracing variety of artistic styles which, beyond the Romanic that characterizes his structure, also includes decorative elements that since the Gothic to the Baroque, passing by throw the Manuelino and Renaissance styles. His cloister, one of the first Gothic constructions in Portugal, hosted in his interior the first Holy House of Mercy (XVI century) and the University Press (XVIII century). The Old Cathedral Room has the ideal elegance and privacy for those who want to spend a calm and quiet night while falls asleep to the sound of the sweet melody of History.