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Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

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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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It would be rather strange to visit the city without going to see its cathedral, so we ensured that we did so on our last full day. It is an impressive building, albeit not as ornate inside as others, which is something of a positive...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we were close to the Cathedral we met a girl who just came from it. I asked how it was and she was not terribly impressed, which was the basic reviews I read. Perhaps because it's basic and not very colorful. Austere best describes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely cathedral was close to the place where we staying during our visit Lisbon. We walked there and were highly impressed. Its an old Gothic structure and functional till today. We also attended the Christmas mass at this place and were very impressed as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We stopped to visit this historic 12th century cathedral in Alfama, there is no admission charge to go inside though there is a small fee to enter the cloisters and the treasury. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Grand cathedral in the heart of town and easy to include on your Alfama walking itinerary. Inside it is a little stark, but the chapels at the end are interesting to see for a modest fee. Thanks for the vote if you found this review...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

No need to visit this church if you have seen any gothic church before. It is a small, dark, dungeon-like edifice that is as plain on the outside as it is on the inside. Only interesting thing coulb be the ruins underneath but not always...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

Lisbon Cathedral strangely locates out of City center, without square before entrance, and almost lost between curved narrow streets of Alfama district. Difficult to see it from external, nearby buildings don't allow feel it size and style. Inside Se is dark, not great, with minimum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

The Se de Lisboa is free to visit and although gloomy Gothic, there are some excellent art features. The crypt/cloisters if open are more than worth your time. It is just a short walk uphill from the main squares but the easier option is to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

There really is no reason to visit this church if you have seen any gothic church before. It is a small, dark, dungeon-like edifice that is as plain on the outside as it is on the inside. It is free to enter, which is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

The Lisbon Cathedral a.k.a. Se Lisboa is Metro accessible but a bit of a hike up the hill--many take the tram. It is a Roman Catholic Church and the oldest in the city. Construction began in 1147 and has survived many earthquakes. It is Romanesque...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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