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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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Old cathedral

This is one of the oldest churches in Lisbon, dated back to 1147. This is the reason, that is has got different styles from roman through gothic to baroque. It is not specifically... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Take a look through the imposing structure of the 12 century Se cathedral. which is constructed directly over a mosque and roman ruins. Very mysterious. You have to visit the religious nave and the cloisters for 2.5 Euros. It would be good to walk up through Alfama but if you are coming in from Baiza, take the small yellow tram.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This Cathedral of Lisbon, located in the Alfama district is a profoundly powerful worship space, with the nave dating to the year 1150 AD. This original portion is built as a typical Romanesque Basilica, with heavy rounded Arches, high ceilings, small windows, minimal decoration, and relatively small seating capacity. The Eastern portion and high alter had been leveled in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

not sure why they charge to see the cloisters . the work must have stopped long time ago, full of dust . overall it is a depressing visit since the church is not well maintained

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is one of the oldest churches in Lisbon, dated back to 1147. This is the reason, that is has got different styles from roman through gothic to baroque. It is not specifically nice, but you should visit the cloister, it is worth to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In spite of a plain interior as a result of damage from earthquakes over the centuries there are still wonderful little pockets of artistic excellence. The cloisters are worth visiting and some of the chapels are worthy of note. A must visit when in Lisbon if you love antiquities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A wondrous blend of romanesque and Gothic architecture. Two wide bell towers make austere outside. Lovely rose window.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We visited this during our recent trip to Lisbon. To be honest, we're struggling to remember much about it after two weeks, which suggests that it wasn't that memorable by comparison to some of the great cathedrals we've seen in Spain and elsewhere. It is easy to reach from the centre and is passed on a regular basis by Lisbon's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We have seen many spectacular cathedrals in Europe. This is not one of those. It is worth a visit but do not expect extravagant detail.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I thought that the country capital would have a much grander main cathedral. The gothic building is very large, but just seemed very dark inside without the brilliant stained glass windows and elaborate luxurious detsil in the main alter area. It just seemed dark and very plain.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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Additional Information about Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

Address: Address: Largo da Se, Lisbon 1100-585, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 886 6752
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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