Convento de Santa Clara-a-Nova, or the Convent of Santa Clara-a-Nova, is a historical convent located in Coimbra, Portugal. It was built in the 17th century as a replacement for the flood-prone Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha.

The convent is renowned for its exquisite architecture, featuring a blend of Baroque and Renaissance styles. Its facade is adorned with ornate carvings, intricate details, and statues of saints. The interior of the convent boasts stunning chapels, cloisters, and religious art, showcasing the artistic mastery of the time.

Visitors can explore the convent’s tranquil courtyard, where they can appreciate the peaceful ambiance and architectural grandeur. The cloisters are particularly impressive, with their arches, columns, and decorative elements.

One of the highlights of Convento de Santa Clara-a-Nova is the tomb of Queen Isabel of Portugal, who was known for her charitable works and acts of kindness. The tomb is an artistic masterpiece, with delicate sculptures and intricate details that pay homage to the queen’s legacy.

The convent also houses a museum that displays religious artifacts, paintings, and historical objects. It offers a deeper understanding of the convent’s history, the life of the Poor Clares order, and the cultural significance of the site.

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