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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

The exterior of the cathedral is interesting - almost like a fortress than a church. The rose window is really beautiful but as cathedrals go, I didn't think it was anything special. You can't really miss it if you're wondering around Lisbon so you might...More

Thank In-Yong H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the hills in the Alfama neighbourhood, it is a spectacular cathedral. It is impossible to take the perfect picture because of the crowd. But we loved it. Little trams pass by and you can shot a unique picture.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went up to the cathedral using Tram 28 with our 24 hr. Metro card. Since it was Sunday, we managed to get there during their 11:30 AM mass with a great choir accompanied by the church organ. Just walking around this magnificent edifice is sufficient...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a disappointing visit for us. Firstly is was really noisy and not a bit as you would expect the inside of a cathedral to be. Secondly it was very dark and not that cool. I think there are better cathedrals in the world,...More

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

You will walk in anyway if you are up there. It is cool but noisy and not peaceful with a shop inside and you have to pay extra to see the treasures etc

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing cathedral. It was our second visit, but this time we went beside the Maria chapel & you can buy a ticket to visit the tombes & up stairs the magnificient museum. It was worth the 1,5 hrs we've spend there. Loved it.

Thank PaulineSH0211
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Magnificent cathedral, national monument of Portugal. Most striking and interesting is the mix of styles. Initially Romanesque style from it's foundation dating back to 12th century, then added on through the years with Gothic, Neoclassic, Baroque and Rococo styles. Interior appears predominantly Romanesque. We found...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

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
Reviewed 10 June 2018 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
Reviewed 10 June 2018 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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