Old Cathedral: The current church dates from the second half of the twelfth century, and was opened for worship in 1184 and follows the Romanesque Coimbra the second phase. Designed by the French master Robert, the church has a tough exterior, symmetric, with few openings and crown of battlements. The Old Cathedral of Coimbra is one of the Romanesque buildings in Portugal's most important. The construction of the Cathedral began some time after the Battle of Ourique (1139), when Afonso Henriques declared himself king of Portugal and Coimbra chosen as capital of the kingdom. The Cathedral is buried D. Sesnando, Count of Coimbra.