Maio a Setembro: 10h-19h
Outubro a Abril: 10h-17h (entradas até 45 min. antes da hora de encerramento)
Encerra 2ª, 1 Janeiro, 1 Maio e 25 Dezembro
Estudantes/ 3ª Idade – € 2,50
Até 10 anos / Domingos e feriados até às 14h- gratuito
Santa Clara a Velha’s Monastery is more accessible
Located in the city of Coimbra, Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha was founded in the thirteenth century (1283) by D. Mor Dias, who surrendered to the Poor Clares nuns. A little later, in 1330, Isabella of Aragon that would be known as Queen St, became interested in the monastery and built a church there.
The location of the monastery was not the happiest. The building was located very near the banks of the Mondego River and suffered floods regularly. In the sixteenth century was built a new building.
With regard to accessibility proceeded to eliminate all physical barriers to deploying an elevator and ramps.
The heads of the monastery have tried to respond to many different audiences with special needs. Books were produced in Braille for visually impaired visitors. You can also rent audio guide, giving information in several languagesthat will give information on where the visitor is going on. It was also produced a CD with information for various audiences. This monument also has a monastic garden where visitors are invited to experience the various smells of the plants that exist there.
This Monastery is classified as a National Monument. It has an interpretive center that explains the evolution of the Monument over time.
May to Sept: 10h-19h
October to April: 10h-17h (entries until 45 min. Before closing time)
Closed 2nd, January 1, May 1 and December 25
Regular ticket – € 5
Students / 3rd Age – € 2.50
Until 10 years / Sundays and holidays until 14h-Free
Bus: 6, 14, 14T, 20, 31
I can Magazine, RTP 2 Transmitted to 20/03/2011