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Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

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Address: Largo da Se, Lisbon 1100-585, Portugal
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Se de Lisboa is a Gothic cathedral in the Alfama district. The ornamentation is simpler, and mainly within and behind the altar area. Worth a short visit and photostop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 31, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Se Patriarcal is probably the oldest surviving church in Lisbon. It was damaged in the Great Earthquake and rebuilt. Parts of it date back to Roman times, some also Moorish, most yet to the 12th century. It contains an amazing mixture of styles and artifacts. In fact archaeological excavations still go on in the cloister revealing some ancient masonry. Adjacent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight was the Treasury upstairs which has on display a large collection of religious artefacts which is a must. The cathedral is of some interest but buy a ticket to see the Cloisters and the archeological site at the back of the Cathedral.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's free to enter. Very busy inside. High ceilings, gothic architecture. Can get an audio guide if you wish but it was ok to walk around.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't mind a church visit but I must say this left me thinking I've wasted time. The approach is impressive, but the less said about the inside, the better. I didn't pay to see the cloisters, so maybe it was a wasted opportunity.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This cathedral offers free entrance and is definitely worth a visit. The interior is very austere while the rose window and tapestry below are the real stars of the place. Don't pass by without taking a peek inside!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We always try to visit the cathedral on any city visit but Lisbon would not be high on my list of ones to visit . Plenty to see but very dark inside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

When we arrived outside this Big and beautiful church we was surprise about the archictetur and the Roman style. Try to visit on weeks days because on Sunday half of the Church is closed inside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Se de Lisboa is a Gothic cathedral in the Alfama district. The ornamentation is simpler, and mainly within and behind the altar area. Worth a short visit and photostop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Wonderfull ceilings, very medieval, tombs wth gothic sculptures with the dogs at their feet... The place where saint Antony of Lisbon was baptized.Liked the windouws and the cloister very much. Better to go in the morning, because it is very dark inside and cold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Impressive church to visit, full of history and of details to appreciate. Don't miss the cloister (separate ticket to pay), with the ruins of prior settlements dug out.

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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