Sé Catedral (Cathedral of Lisbon)

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon's cathedral has a stark interior and differs from other European cathedrals in looking more like a castle.It was built over an old mosque and mixes the Romanesque and Gothic styles.

While in other cities the cathedral is the grandest religious monument, in Lisbon that honor actually goes to the Hieronymus Monastery or even Basilica da Estrela.

The site where it stands was the principal mosque of Lisbon when it was an Arab settlement. The construction of the cathedral started around 1150, three years after the city was conquered from the Moors during the Second Crusade. Shortly after the victory the English knight Gilbert of Hastings was named bishop of the city of Lisbon.

One good reason to visit the Cathedral is to visit its charming cloisters located in the back.There are several tombs in the cathedral, the most notable of which is the beautifully sculpted tomb of Lopo Fernandes Pacheco and his wife. He died in 1349 and was a knight of King D. Afonso IV.

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Largo da Sé, Lisbon, Portugal
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Portugal

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Jadiel Mendes (8 months ago)
This cathedral is better known as Sé de Lisboa, and it’s the oldest and most important church in the city. The Cathedral’s Gothic cloister is similar in style to the Jerónimos Monastery, although a little smaller. Inside the cloister, you’ll see several Roman, Arabic and Medieval remains, which have been excavated a few years ago. Schedule All the week: 9 am to 7pm. Cloister: 10 am to 6 pm (Sunday from 2 pm). May through September until 7 pm. Treasury: 10 am to 5 pm. Closed on Sunday. Price Cathedral: Free entrance. Cloister: € 2.50 Treasury: € 2.50 Cloister and treasury: € 4 Students: 50% discount. Children under 11: free
Daniel Mlynski (15 months ago)
If you are walking in this area you can Make a short Stop
Jakub Jaszczyk (15 months ago)
Unique and fascinating. Originally placed with astonishing architectural vibe.
veronica grussu (15 months ago)
The entry isn't free, u must pay for see a cathedral. Don't like it!
Pedro De Jesus (17 months ago)
Great to visit at any time! Everything looks beautiful including the area around
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