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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
"rose window"
in 12 reviews
"oldest church"
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"
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"worth a visit"
in 23 reviews
"impressive building"
in 5 reviews
"tram stop"
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"on display"
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"treasury"
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Reviewed 5 days 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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is told be one of the oldest church at Lisbon. A visit to the Cathedral is not ticketed, while you need to buy one to visit the cloisters. Usually the Alama walking tour will end here with a quick viist in and an history...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Lisbon's Sé , her cathedral; the initials for Sédes Episcopalis; after the earthsquake it has a big damage, and the facade was modified; it has large rose windows, and has a Romanic look with two towers, and looks as an old fortress; it was built...More

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This church is very basic and robust. That's wath I like about it. It looks a bit like a fortress. It lies between Alfama and the castelo.

Thank NoeB1
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

The Se is an essential place to visit as part of a walk around Alfama. The two towers are impressive and can be seen from many of the city viewpoints. The inside is beautiful with wonderful arches and stained glass windows. Most of the building...More

Thank EddySch
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The church is a great example of gothic architecture, on the top of the city. You have to climb a while to get there, but you can take a bus. You can visit a little museum and the back of the church by paying just...More

Thank Tatjana S
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Free entry to the cathedral so worth a visit based on that alone (and it’s still a very cool building despite it being free!). Definitely recommend €2.50 to view the Treasury.

Thank Josh_Michelle
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