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Se Cathedral

Largo de Se | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
351 21 886 6752
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Ranked #83 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Nice cathedral, you can go by "eléctrico 28", by walk wich is healthy or by new tuk-tuk new tourist attraction..

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Herts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is a mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Entrance is free but you pay 4euros to look round the cloisters and Treasury. Make sure you admire the intricate rose window.

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Lisboa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lisbon Cathedral Built, it seems, on the ancient Muslim mosque, the first impulse builder of the Cathedral of Lisbon took place between 1147, date of the Reconquest of the city, and the first years of the thirteenth century, a project that adopted a similar scheme to Cathedral of Coimbra, with three naves, triforium over the aisles, and transept projecting tripartite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The interior was relatively small but very atmospheric. Great Rose window. Well worth paying to go into the cloisters to see the excavations and the Treasury collection!

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Yes, there are more sophisticated and decorated cathedrals, but this one has some other things to offer. It's quite old, been rebuilt many times, and combines a lot of styles, so if you like architecture, you can guess what came from which time. Also, they have very interesting excavated area where you can see the layers below the cathedral. it's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Make sure you buy the marginally more expensive ticket to see the back areas with the old ruins etc. as otherwise it isn't really worth it. But probably not one of the truly top sights of Lisbon - if you're in town for 2 days, you can afford to skip it or stop by for 5 minutes due to proximity... More

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Salford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved it. Peaceful, cool and very relaxing - it really was a haven from the city and the heat, and a wonderful expression of worship

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The building is impressive, though perhaps not as commanding and astonishing as some other European national cathedrals, but the purple and rose stained glass window is a sight to behold.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

there's tour that goes up to castle of sao jorge but we decided to walk, it's uphill and long walk but thank that on the way up we found this huge, old cathedral. very quiet and a feeling peace while sitting inside this cathedral. u do not wanna miss this...history is so important.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

With student card the cost is 2 euros. There is a nice cloister inside with chapels all around. You can see the 'treasure' of the church, there is just 3 room but it is beautiful. Inside the cloister you can see a badly kept archeological site.

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