May 31, 2016

Igreja de São Tiago Coimbra

The Igreja de São Tiago in Praça do Comércio, Coimbra is located at the foot of the hill up to the Upper Town. The Romanesque church was built during the reign of Dom Sancho I at the end of the 12th century and was inspired by the design of the Sé Velha (Old Cathedral).

Igreja de São Tiago Coimbra, Portugal.

Note the beautiful decoration on the doorway and capitals with motifs of plants and animals as well as geometric reliefs.

The wooden interior of the church is also attractive. Over its history, the Igreja de São Tiago in Coimbra has undergone a number of changes but was restored to its original design in the 19th century.

Igreja de São Tiago Coimbra, Portugal.


Igreja de São Tiago
Praça do Comercio, Coimbra 3000
Portugal
Hours: 8am-8pm

Igreja de São Tiago Coimbra, Portugal.

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