Cathedral da Guarda

Visit this monumental Gothic chapel with manueline windows and Renaissance decorations. Be surprised by the impressing Renaissance altar sculpted in stone.

Cathedral da Guarda
Cathedral da Guarda
© Vítor Oliveira

The Guarda Cathedral is a Gothic temple built between 1390 and 1540. Early in the building, it followed Gothic canons, to then shift to Manueline ones, eventually using Renaissance style precepts.

Renaissance reredos, Guarda Cathedral
Renaissance reredos, Guarda Cathedral
© Celestino Manuel

It’s façade is framed by two beautiful hexagonal towers.

It’s worth noting the Renaissance reredos in the Altar, sculpted in stone by Jean de Rouen, one of the French artists from the 16th century who established the influential school of Coimbra.

The impressing Manueline columns also stand out.

In the outside part, the two porticos are unique: the one in the Northern façade is Gothic and crowned by a Manueline window; the other is Manueline and stands between the two towers.

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Praça de Luís de Camões, Guarda.

Opening Hours:

June through September from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:30.
October through May from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30.


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