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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"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 23 reviews
"impressive building"
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"tram stop"
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"on display"
in 4 reviews
"treasury"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 February 25, 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.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Careful: in the early morning hours you might find grumpy, homeless men on the square in front of the entrance or in the entrance area, they might be aggressive, one of them shouted at my son and me when we were just walking by without...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Even if you are not a person of faith you will not be indifferent to this place with such strong energy and beauty.

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

I've been in some very impressive churches - but this wasn't one of them. The overall impression was that is was rather average, but there were a couple of interesting or attractive features. The organ pipes were rather unusual as, in addition to the usual...More

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Not sure why this is so low on TripAdvisor, it is an amazing building located centrally in Lisbon. Entry to the main area is free but there are additional fees to see the cloisters and treasures between 2 and 4 euros depending on what you...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

- disturbing are the beggars on the stairs to the cathedral - It is considered the main church of Lisbon - Simple but beautiful cathedral - Admission is free

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