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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It differs from the standard, that's why I liked this beautiful cathedral so much. It looks a bit like a castle. Definitely worth the walk.

Thank Martijn d
Reviewed 3 days ago

As you walk through Alfama, you will come across many churches. Stop into each one for a few minutes - if you like what you see, stay longer. The Se Lisbon is not a mindblowing experience, like Alcobaca or Batalha, or the Jeronimos, but it's...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Also known as Lisbon Cathedral, Igreja de Santa Maria Maior is a true cathedral, which is defined as the seat of a cardinal. The cardinal seat is often called the Sé, or See. The cathedral is the oldest church in the Archdiocese of Lisbon. Construction...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This imposing fortress like building is Lisbon's cathedral & was built in 12th century after the Christian reconquest. We visited it and several other smaller churches on our stroll down from the castle. It was nice to find so many open for people to visit.

Thank SMOGtraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not your usual cathedral. Looks great from a distance appearing out of the roof tops. I found it underwhelming inside.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We took an Uber towards the cathedral and started our day with a visit. Very nice, and authentic place. Entrance is free, but if you pay a few euros you can visit the monastary too. It was worth it. You can see some archeological excavations...More

1  Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Gothic architecture here has the very tall columns and arched ceilings down in pinks and gray concrete. Free to visit the church but a small fee if you want to visit the cloisters and relics.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I guess this a must see while in Lisbon. However, I found this place overrated. If you are into visiting old churches, then you will probably enjoy it. The church is located in a very congested area, tons of people. I would recommend wandering around...More

1  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 9 July 2017

You have to visit here when you are in Lisbon, that is what you read in all travel guide. There are definitely many tourists and the building is great, but that is probably all.

1  Thank MGCPH
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Bought tickets for Masters of Lisbon Guitar Concert held daily in 1 of 3 locations. We attended concert in the cloister of Se Cathedral. Musicians Pedro Luis & Miguel Vieira da Silva (mikroduo) were spectacular! A wonderful evening of beautiful Latin music in an inspiring...More

Thank cyclefrog
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
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