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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The New Cathedral was, originally, the church of the Jesuit Formation house of Coimbra, established in the city in 1543. In 1772, the bishopric seat was transferred from the old Romanesque Cathedral of the city (now called the Old Cathedral of Coimbra) to the vacant, spacious and more modern Jesuit church. The church architecture was influential in the Portuguese colonial world.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    In 1598 the architect Baltazar Alvares began to build a church for the Jesuits (named Onze Mil Virgens Church), now the Sé Nova (New Cathedral), one of the best examples of the new Jesuit buildings and a synthesis of traditional Portuguese architecture and the innovations of Il Gesú in Rome. In 1759, the Jesuit Order was banned from Portugal by the Marquis of Pombal, Prime-Minister of King José I. In 1772, the bishopric seat was transferred from the old Romanesque Cathedral of the city (now c…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
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