Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Coimbra ♦ Sé Nova

Coimbra ♦ Sé Nova, originally uploaded by julioc. © 2008 All rights reserved by JulioC.

Camera: Olympus E-510, Exposure: 1/8 sec., Aperture: f/3.5, Focal Length: 14 mm, ISO Speed: 100

The New Cathedral was, originally, the church of the Jesuit College of Coimbra, established in the city in 1541. The church started being built in 1598, designed by the official architect of the Portuguese Jesuits, Baltasar Álvares, whose project was influenced by the church of the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon.

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