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Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

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Address: Largo da Se, Lisbon 1100-585, Portugal
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Cathedral Se, a large fortress begun in 1150 A.D. by Afonso Henriques, is...

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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Se de Lisboa is a Gothic cathedral in the Alfama district. The ornamentation is simpler, and mainly within and behind the altar area. Worth a short visit and photostop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cathedral offers free entrance and is definitely worth a visit. The interior is very austere while the rose window and tapestry below are the real stars of the place. Don't pass by without taking a peek inside!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try to visit the cathedral on any city visit but Lisbon would not be high on my list of ones to visit . Plenty to see but very dark inside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived outside this Big and beautiful church we was surprise about the archictetur and the Roman style. Try to visit on weeks days because on Sunday half of the Church is closed inside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Se de Lisboa is a Gothic cathedral in the Alfama district. The ornamentation is simpler, and mainly within and behind the altar area. Worth a short visit and photostop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfull ceilings, very medieval, tombs wth gothic sculptures with the dogs at their feet... The place where saint Antony of Lisbon was baptized.Liked the windouws and the cloister very much. Better to go in the morning, because it is very dark inside and cold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive church to visit, full of history and of details to appreciate. Don't miss the cloister (separate ticket to pay), with the ruins of prior settlements dug out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here quickly during our city tour of Lisbon to admire architecture and briefly learn about its history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife, two children, relatives and I visited Lisbon in August and September 2016. The Lisbon Cathedral or Se is a must-see attraction. You can reach it by walking on Rua Augusta toward the Arch and turning left on the correct street. Study your map beforehand. The inside of the cathedral is not that well lit. But it is worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Se is the cathedral of Lisbon and very imposing, looks like a cross between a fortress and Notre Dame - but after the baroque grandeur, marble and gold of Sao Roque's - a bit drab. Definitely not as ornate however lots of focussing on the state of one's immortal soul could be accomplished in the Se.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Beautiful cathedral. Well maintained, free but a bit from the main tourist area of Lisbon. Well worth the effort. It is the oldest church in the city I believe so lots of history.

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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 imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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