Sé Nova or Coímbra New Cathedral

Discover the Sé Nova, or Coímbra New Cathedral, in Portugal.

Sé Nova or Coímbra New Cathedral
Sé Nova or Coímbra New Cathedral
© Hugo Carriço

The Sé Nova, or Coímbra New Cathedral, was set up in the old church of the Colégio de Jesuitas das Onze Mil Virgens (Eleven Thousand Virgins Jesuit school). This temple was erected in 1598 as a private temple and it was turned into a cathedral from 1772 on.

Its facade counts with two overlapped bodies and is crowned by pediments with pinnacles. Four niches of the lower side have Saint statues of the Society of Jesus.

Its inside, with a single wide nave, is covered by a barrel vault crowned by a torch.


On the side chapels and the major altar, Baroque style predominates. On this last one stands out the imposing golden wooden retable and a magnificent silver throne.

On the left of the entry, you will find a baptismal font with a Manueline style from the Sé Velha, the Coímbra Old Cathedral.

More information:


Largo da Sé Nova, Coímbra.

Ticket Price:

The entrance to the cathedral is free.
Ticket for the museum: 1€.

Opening Hours:

From Tuesday to Saturday from 8h30 to 12h00 and from 14h to 18h30.
Sundays from 9h00 to 12h30 and from 17h00 to 19h00.
Mondays and Bank Holidays closed.

How to get here:

Bus: 1A, 1F, 34, 103

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