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Silves Cathedral

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“red sandstone”(5 reviews)
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Town Centre, Silves, Portugal
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All reviews entrance fee red sandstone altar area pretty town whitewashed walls worth a quick visit beautiful town small fee walk up well worth the visit old town euro worship homes century architecture portuguese
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This former cathedral (until 1577, the bishop's church is now in Faro) was severely damaged in 1755 in an earthquake, but sympathetically rebulit, The east end in red stone is ancient, the whitewashed remainder more recent. The north-east chapel has an unusual statue of Jesus...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful if unassuming Cathedral. It is well worth visiting if you are interested in architecture or religious buildings.

Thank shropshirenick
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

The Sé cathedral is the largest religious building of Silves. The entrance is on the right of the building (small door) and an entrance fee of 1 euros is required. 1 euro is nothing compared to all the maintenance costs of such a building. Therefore...More

Thank CPJD00
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a visit to this cathedral. It’s a small one but fascinating. Only €1 to get in each not loads to see or do but pleased we went. Shawl provided at receptions free of charge if ladies have bare shoulders on entry to the cathedral....More

Thank IanDarlington
Reviewed 10 August 2018

In guide books they will tell you that you offer a donation to visit the Cathedral. in reality a warden will charge you a couple of euros. It is an old place with interesting mixes of architecture, but you won't stay long if you aren't...More

Thank mary19john
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Visited this Cathedral after hearing its bells ring out across the valley from our hotel on the half hour and the hour. It is a steep uphill climb and it costs 1 Euro for entry. Inside is a quiet space for reflection and prayer. Walked...More

Thank Donie O
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Whilst in Silves we were looking for a mass and asked at the cathedral. The cathedral is beautiful inside and out. Beautiful music playing inside and very interesting stations of the cross. Well worth the euro entrance fee.

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Cheap to get in and some nice things to see. But as in most of the historical buildings, sadly lacking in information to engage, It is a lovely space though and well worth a visit.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Really well worth the €1 entry fee. This Cathedral is full of history all of which is well explained in the interior signage. Stonework in the altar area is particularly impressive. However parts of the wooden flooring require serious remedial work.

Thank thefloweredeye
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Definitely nn need of some exterior TLC, this Cathedral is fairly ordinary with nothing particularly different to recommend it. Not worth a special trip.

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Response from ALGARVIANOWL | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm afraid I don't know I visited during the Silves festival and it was open to all.