Casa da Carqueja

Entire rental unit hosted by Isabel

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2 baths
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This is a refurbished apartment, located in Alta of Coimbra, a "UNESCO World Heritage" site and offers a wonderful view of Coimbra and the Mondego River. The apartment will offer you an unique and unforgettable experience.

The space
Casa da Carqueja is located in the heart of the Alta of Coimbra, a "UNESCO World Heritage" site. Offering a balcony with an astonishing view of Coimbra and the river, Casa da Carqueja is just 50m away from Sé Velha (Old Cathedral), 5min walk to the University of Coimbra, Museu Machado de Castro and Downtown.
In just 10 min walking it is possible to reach the beautiful park near the river. This is the perfect location to enjoy Coimbra and visit all the historical World Heritage sites.
There are plenty restaurants and cafes nearby Casa da Carqueja and the guests have access to our City Guidebook through Airbnb that offers a lot of suggestions to ensure they have the most fulfilling experience.

What this place offers

City skyline view
River view
Free street parking
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Coimbra, Portugal

The Old Cathedral, or Se Velha, is a must-see for any visitor to Coimbra, Portugal. Located in the upper area of the city, amongst the steep narrow streets and university complex, the Old Cathedral dates back to the reign of King Afonso Henriques and is built in Romanesque style that is prevalent in much of Portugal’s architecture of the time.

Coimbra - Old Cathedral - Se Velha

The cathedral was built during the second half of the 12th century and was consecrated in 1184. The Old Cathedral is one of the most important Romanesque churches in Portugal. Its construction at the instigation of King Afonso Henriques was to mark his declaration of himself as the King of Portugal, following his victory in the battle of Ourique in 1139, and his choice of Coimbra as his capital.

It was designed by the French architects, Robert and Bernardo, as well as the Portuguese master, Soeiro. The overall design shows signs of Islamic influence combined with the obvious Romanesque style, and there are also significant Gothic touches such as the cloisters and the high altar.

The construction of the building resembles a castle, which was a popular style at the time of the Reconquest, as these cathedrals were built in the line of defence against the Moors. It is built in a symmetrical style with narrow windows and crenelated roof.
One of the focal points of the interior is the main altarpiece, which is made of gilded and polychrome wood in Gothic style by the masters Olivier de Gante and Jean de Ypres. Completed in 1503, it has survived for more than 500 years in a perfect state of preservation.

A visit to the cathedral is completed with a visit to the Chapel of the Sacred Sacrament, which was restored in the 16th century following the Mannerist style of the time, by Joao de Ruao, who was also responsible for the lovely Porta Especiosa.

The Old Cathedral is located on Largo da Se Velha, in Coimbra’s old town, and is open for visitors daily from 10am to 6pm, with limited visits during services.

Hosted by Isabel

  1. Joined in July 2014
  • 808 Reviews
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Somos dois irmãos, Isabel e Nuno, de Coimbra e decidimos recuperar uma casa de família para poder mostrar a nossa cidade de forma diferente e autêntica a quem nos vier visitar.

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  • Languages: English, Français, Português, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $99

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