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Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

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Address: Largo da Se, Lisbon 1100-585, Portugal
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Cathedral Se, a large fortress begun in 1150 A.D. by Afonso Henriques, is...

Cathedral Se, a large fortress begun in 1150 A.D. by Afonso Henriques, is the burial place for Lisbon's patron saint, St. Anthony.

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Lisbon Cathedral

When visiting Alfama district you can visit the cathedral. The façade was nice with two bell towers and a Rosetta window. Inside you can see some old chapels, there were some... read more

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When visiting Alfama district you can visit the cathedral. The façade was nice with two bell towers and a Rosetta window. Inside you can see some old chapels, there were some Clergy gowns embroidered in gold on display.

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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old church built on the site of an even older mosque. Glad we visited, enjoyed the stroll around the interior, church is very much still in use today.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I hopped off the tram when we saw the cathedral. We had a very enjoyable three hours slowly walking around. Most of the cathedral can be walked around for free. We paid a few Euros extra so that we could also walk around the cloisters and go upstairs to look at the beautiful regalia and artifacts on... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is also the iconic Church just near the Alfama. It is more cool on the outside than on the inside, the inside is dark and not great for photos but still ok. You can take some great photos from just outside too, you will see this on everyone's postcards and photos. Worth a quick stop. Easy to get to.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visible from many of the miradouros around the city, but almost hidden on street level by the buildings surrounding it, this free-to-enter cathedral is worth a visit. Beautiful architecture inside and out.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a cathedral is very impressive. The visit was close to Christmas peiod so I was able to attend a ceremony along with the locals.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you know anything of Lisbon history and/or architecture this is a must see. Begun in 1147 at a site occupied by the Romans this classical cathedral is representative of its time. Buy the extra ticket for the cloister and treasury! The style of the cloister is amazing but the highlight is the dig in its center exposing 2000 year... More 

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Dark and not too impressive inside, but great looking from outside. Try to catch the tram in front of the Cathedral :-)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lisbon Cathedral is far from being the most representative or tallest building in the city. It was designed more as a fortification than a church. Its construction started in 1147 and the building has been modified numerous times through its history. It is not as glamorous as most of cathedrals in other cities, but it is well worth the... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent about half an hour wondering round the church, free to enter and very peaceful. It's close to the main tourist areas of Lisbon, so we popped in on our way down from the castle.

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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