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Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova

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"The building dates back to the 17th century and was built in a higher position than the ancient convent, damaged by the flood. It was built by will of King Joao IV, who ordered its construction to house the Confraternity of the Poor Clare Sisters, guardians of the relics of the holy queen. Her tomb was located in the old monastery, but was then moved immediately afterwards to the higher Monastery de Santa Clara-a-Nova. 👣How to get there: reachable on foot from Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha (650m,12min).Bus stop: Rossio de Santa Clara, line 14T. 🎟️Ticket cost: cloister 1,50€, gallery 2€."
"The Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova is a Baroque masterpiece founded in the 17th century. It was built to replace the older Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha and houses the tomb of Queen Saint Isabel, a significant figure in Portuguese history. The monastery's grand architecture and religious significance make it a notable attraction in Coimbra."
"It was built to replace the mediaeval Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, located nearby, which at the time was prone to frequent flooding by the waters of the Mondego river. "

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