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Major Seminary of Coimbra

A place where Culture and Spirituality connects with the City. In the upper part of Coimbra, next to the Botanical Garden, we find one of the most impressive presences of Italian art in Portugal, with more than 250 years. An unexpected place of rare beauty that deserves your visit. Here you have a place to study, to pray, opportunities to get together, museums to visit…
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Guided Tours

Tuesday to Sunday

14h, 15h, 16h, 17h, 18h

Obligatory appointment at least 1 day in advance Obligatory use of mask

Message from the Dean

Pe. Nuno Santos

Priest Nuno Santos, Dean of The Major Seminary of Coimbra

The Major Seminary of Coimbra is very pleased to welcome everyone. In this house you can rest and make an urban 'break'; you can pray and feel the silence; you can celebrate the Eucharist and the sacrament of reconciliation; you can contemplate nature and enter libraries full of spirituality; you can let yourself be touched by art and music; you can visit 250 years of history and the presence of Italian art.

In this house you can especially find inner serenity, discover your vocation, strengthen the fullest meaning for your life and be elevated by the sacred - which has always lived in us.

Earn courage and knock on the door, ring the bell, call us or send us an email ...

Sunday Mass

Celebration of the Eucharist
Every Sunday at 11am


Spiritual following
* by Appointment

Pre Seminary

Personal following
* by Appointment

Have a different experience

Spiritual Tourism

The seminar wants to provide a broad experience to the visitor.

Each person can add to their visit, the experience of a meal or even a night's sleep in this 18th century religious house.

Contact us by email: seminariomaiordecoimbra@gmail.com
or by phone: 239 792 340.