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Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

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Address: Largo da Se, Lisbon 1100-585, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 886 6752
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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This is a nice church and free unlike many things in Lisbon! The public toilets nearby are super clean too! Combine with the castle area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Sé is a major landmark of Lisbon. However, once one has seen Sé from the outside, one has seen everything that is noteworthy

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St-Lazare
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Free to visit, except cloister which is 2.5 Euros. Nice inside, but the decoration and windows are spartan. Overall this place is nice and doesnt take long to visit so stop by to light a candle and pray to God if you are in the Alfalma district of Lisbon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

an obligatory spot to visit in Lisbon, near to Placa de Comercio, Castelo, Alfama and Baixa. A place with an atmsphere. Have been there for a Sunday service when I used to lived in Lisbon, a nice experience.

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Swidnica, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We expected abundancy of treasures inside but instead it was very modest. The granite walls made gloomy feeling. Just to visit on the way from the St. George Castle.

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Mission, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We missed going in on our way to the Costelo so came back another day. Yes, this is a lovely, quiet and serene cathedral which has some interesting features like the organ and altar area. I noted that a lot of areas seem to under glass and lock and key rather than open to close scrutiny like most cathedrals in... More 

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Newark, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a nice church and free unlike many things in Lisbon! The public toilets nearby are super clean too! Combine with the castle area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Beautiful and enjoyable cathedral. Definitely worth €4 for the treasury and the cloister, which houses ruins going back thousands of years. Also go up the stairs by the treasury for a great view of the famous rose window. Only tiny issue is there wasn't much info in English, it would have been nice to get more of an insight into... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the main cathedral in Lisbon and always appears in guidebooks, postcards etc. The inside is fairly minimalistic, although I was informed it is very old, from before the age of Discoveries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The church was similar to all the other churches we visited while in Porto and Portugal. In this one however, the Cloister had archeological search that were worth looking at for the 1,5 euro. It was very impressive. So did the chapels at the back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Quietly deceptive, nestled quietly on the hill, the cathedral is easily reached by foot or by tram. It has almost tardis like qualities as it's much bigger inside than it appears from the street. It really is one of the simplest and most serene cathedrals that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting and if in Lisbon I shall... More 

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