By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Convento de São Francisco - Coimbra, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 40° 12.183 W 008° 26.141
29T E 548027 N 4450446
Quick Description: [PT]um antigo convento que está a ser restaurado e convertido em centro cultural. [EN]An old convent that is being restored and converted into a cultural center.
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Date Posted: 9/24/2011 6:30:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMCN5Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
Situado no sopé da Colina de Santa Clara, logo abaixo do Mosteiro de Santa Clara. A origem do Convento de São Francisco remonta ao ano de 1602, quando foi construído de acordo com o estilo maneirista da cidade. Os franciscanos ocuparam o edifício de 1609 até à revolta liberal no século XIX.

Ficou abandonado tendo mais tarde servido de instalações para uma fábrica de lanifícios que durante muitos anos funcionou em Coimbra.
Actualmente está a receber obras de restauro e de conversão num centro cultural.

O seu interesse em termos turísticos, prende-se essencialmente na sua fachada modesta, mas com alguns detalhes trabalhados.

Situated in the foothills of the Santa Clara Hill, just below the Monastery of Santa Clara. The origin of the San Francisco Convent dating from 1602, when it was built according to the Mannerist style of the city. The Franciscans occupied the building since 1609 until the liberal revolt in the nineteenth century.

It was abandoned and later he served as a facility for the textile industry that for many years worked in Coimbra.
He is currently receiving restoration and conversion into a cultural center.

His interest in terms of tourism, is mainly in its modest facade, but with few details worked out.

From: (visit link)
Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: Convento de São Francisco

Coimbra, Coimbra Portugal

Religious affiliation: Catolica

Date founded/constructed: 1602

Status of Use: Converted to Other Use

Web Site: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Describe your visit, including the date, with as much detail as possible, AND contribute at least ONE PHOTO, original, different from those already in the gallery, if possible.

Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Abbeys, Convents and Monasteries
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.