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Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

Address: Largo da Se, Lisbon 1100-585, Portugal (Baixa)
Phone Number: +351 21 886 6752
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Ranked #90 of 425 things to do in Lisbon
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Cathedral Se, a large fortress begun in 1150 A.D. by Afonso...
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner 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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Yogya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We found this place on the way down from Castelo de Sao Jorge. It is quite big and inside it is beautiful as well. It is free of charge and not crowded at all when we are there in afternoon. It is located next to tram stop so it is very easy to go here. It is located very close... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Santa Maria Maior Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Lisbon. Right in city center, don´t miss to visit it as soon as you arrive at city center. It is the main cathedral of Portuguese Christian Religion and it worth a visit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This cathedral is definitely worth making a detour to see. The building is very beautiful as is the interior. It wasn't busy at all when we visited one wet Saturday afternoon in February.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited this cathedral our first day in Portugal because it was right down the street from our hotel. (If you wish to go to the Clube de Fado, and see this cathedral as well as have access to many restaurants and the Tagus river then the Hotel Palacete de Chavariz de rei is for you) You can visit the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Definitely a must when visiting Lisbon! Although a lot of people complain about a crowd inside, we visitied it in the weekend in January and had no problem inside.

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Loule, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is an outstanding building standing high above the city. Certainly worth a visit, although it can get very busy.

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Do visit this cathedral as the ceiling is worth checking out. Good - We decided to embark on a tour based on a trip advisor review. We may have taken a wrong tour and ended up at the cathedral. The sight itself is really beautiful. There are a number of small chapels inside and the art work is really impressive.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you love old, medieval churches, you won't be disappointed by this one. Must say that it gets very crowded by the tourists. If you can, avoid the weekends.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We usually visit Lisbon every year and never miss visiting the Lisbon Cathedral. Had a lot of work done over the last few years due to a major fire, you can still see the scorch marks on some of the interior fixtures

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Passed it at night so it was closed but looked magnificent in the night lights. The area around it is amazing, with little gift shops and restaurants, some even do Fado in the evenings for free.

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