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Se Cathedral

Largo de Se | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
351 21 886 6752
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Ranked #75 of 217 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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New York City, New York
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175 reviews 175 reviews
88 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The church is free but you will need to pay extra for the treasury (worth it). If you need to go to the bathroom across from the church down some stair (roman ruins on the side) is some of the cleanest public bathrooms ever!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Although it is not that impressive (e.g. compared to Jeronimo) it is old and has an "atmosphere". You can take the bus for going there or ig you have are at the castle, you can walk down (as we did) and have a visit!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This old cathedral dates from the 11th century! Its very majestic from the outside, and it seems you time travel in the inside to the ages of knights and templars. A must see

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Fakenham, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Calm, moving and tranquil! It is slightly out of the way in the gothic area but worth the walk up the hill - just watch out for the trams!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We included the Sé in our walk through Alfama, and it was certainly worth wandering past it. The cathedral is beautiful and so very "Lisbon". The tram stops just outside it, if you don't fancy walking. Though beware this is a tourist hotspot and pickpocketing here is rife! (We even saw a woman get pickpocketed right outside the cathedral.)

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Braga, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Was a little disappointed, I thought that will gonna be a little bigger. The interior was disappointing to because wasn't there so many thing to see.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This cathedral from the beginning of the 12th century is well worth a visit, if not for the architecture then at least for the massive entrance which is quite jaw dropping.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Lisbon is a relatively modern city give that it was rebuilt after the earthquake that destroyed almost everything in 1755. The Sé Cathedral or Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa managed to survive and it's very impressive. It has a Medieval and Gothic feel to it even though there's a mix of styles. You have to pay to visit the cloister... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

A very simple cathedral, entrance is ?4. Not many visitors, which was great. From the top floor you have a very good view of the river.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Se was one of the dreariest cathedrals I've seen. It's impressive and is worth seeing but it's quite different from other grand churches with beautiful stained glass and ornate interiors.

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