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Pelourinho Se Catedral Porto: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pelourinho is a stone monument located in Terreiro da Se, the square in front of the Cathedral of Porto. From here you can see very beautiful views of Porto and surroundings. Nice monument.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this post when visiting the top of this hill, where the Se Cathedral sits. There is a large open space outside the cathedral, and this Pillory post stands right in the middle, providing great photo opportunities for tourists. In reality it is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

Very interesting landmark. I got my stamp for a Camino de Santiago here. Admission is 3 euros. They have some old artefacts interesting architecture small bells. Do you spend a couple hours here but that would be about it. It must see if you’re in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank johncS9706VI
Reviewed 26 June 2019

The area around the Cathedral until 1940 had medieval housing that was demolished to make way for the open space that is there now.The obelisk was erected in 1945 although there is little reference to what it is or why. You do get great views...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 June 2019

An interesting obelisk next to the cathedral with great views of the city. A good spot to meet friends.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank scvrose
Reviewed 6 June 2019

..... indeed until I looked closely I didn't realise or appreciate that this monument wasn't directly lined to the Cathedral. You'll need to do your research separately to better / more fully appreciate the significance of the monument .... Do take time when here to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 4 May 2019

On the grounds of the Sé do Porto Cathedral, atop a hill, overlooking much of Oporto, stands an odd “monument,”Pelourinho Sé Cathedral Porto – a gallows column. We were studying this column, when our driver/guide asked if we knew what we were looking at. Well,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

Knowing the history if this pillory/ hanging monument in front of the Bishops Palace and Cathedral makes it even more interesting. You would go here just to get a good view of the city anyway.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jezzc_13
Reviewed 5 March 2019

This is a very interesting monument in the middle of the square in front of the cathedral. Legend says you can still see the hooks from where people were hanged.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Elena257
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The large square in front of Porto Cathedral was built during the Middle Ages, and this is where we discovered the pillory. The ornately carved twisting stone pillory is called a pelourinho by the Portuguese. The pillory we see today is a reconstruction of a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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