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Se Cathedral

Largo de Se | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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Ranked #80 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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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Cuneo, Italia
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Like other cathedrals, you have to pay to go into the cloister. We didn't this time having seen so many recently. The cathedral itself is definitely less ornate than many we have seen recently and somewhat underwhelming.

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New York City, New York
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46 helpful votes 46 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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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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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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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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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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