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Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

Largo da Se, Lisbon 1100-585, Portugal
+351 21 886 6752
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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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Largo da Se, Lisbon 1100-585, Portugal
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"beautiful cathedral"
in 26 reviews
"lisbon cathedral"
in 22 reviews
"oldest church"
in 15 reviews
"rose window"
in 12 reviews
"se cathedral"
in 14 reviews
"twin towers"
in 5 reviews
"archaeological excavation"
in 5 reviews
"afonso henriques"
in 4 reviews
"small fee"
in 10 reviews
"gothic architecture"
in 7 reviews
"roman times"
in 5 reviews
"stained glass"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 23 reviews
"impressive building"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
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"treasury"
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"mosque"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lisbon's main cathedral is surprisingly simple. The grand facade gives a feeling of magnificence, but the interior is quite empty. Not necessarily a must-see.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was left disappointed by the cathedral finding the interior rather underwhelming. For a city cathedral, could take it or leave it. We paid €2.50 to see the treasury which made the visit worth it. Exhibits included a spectacular nativity scene and a collection of...More

Thank ssearing
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst this is not exactly one of Europe’s most impressive cathedrals, it is still worth a visit. We travelled there by the tram that goes through the old part of the city - a good way to get there. It’s not the largest or the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This great cathedral has a very imposing front and front entrance but its size is masked in some ways given all the other buildings and streets around it. Big though this is, it is a little disappointing inside - a very plain and un-ornate interior....More

Thank BenYorkie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standing as a testament to sound architectural technique and a bit of luck, this 12th century edifice stands the test of time. It is a classic piece of history.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to some sources, the oldest church in Lisbon. The façade is not very impressive, it's only plain stone without almost any decoration. There's a nice rose window above the main entrance, framed by two not very tall bell towers. About the same idea for...More

Thank zuv
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For one of the most popular tourist sites in Lisbon, this cathedral was incredibly underwhelming. It is very plain compared to many cathedrals in Europe and we couldn't figure out why it had made all the lists for top places to visit. The cathedral opens...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In fact it is the oldest church in Lisbon having been built in 1152. It also is one of the oldest structures in the city. There is no admission charge to go inside though there is a small fee to enter the cloisters and the...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

You really must see this cathedral, the biggest old church in Lisbon with its classing Portuguese art and huge spaces. Great part of town.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful 900 year old cathedral in Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood, which is Portugal’s oldest church. Not huge, but wonderfully maintained.

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