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Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )

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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

I think this is the oldest church in Portugal. Interestingly, it's even an older site as Roman ruins have been discovered in the cloisters. It's a beautiful large church, at the heart of the medieval Alfama area. A must see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

History of this church compelled me to visit it. It is in the Alfama district and only a few blocks from where I was staying so it was very conveniently located. There are several chapels along each exterior wall some of which were very elaborate.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're into romanic architecture you should see this because it's a great example. Very beautiful and big. Also, amazing examples they're getting from underground!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lisbon has been the seat of a bishopric since the 4th century. Building between 1147, and into the 13th century, this Cathedral has a day's worth of interesting history in it! Don't miss St. Anthony of Padua Church across the street.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lisbon Cathedral is a massive structure located on the Tram 28 route and easy to incorporate into a visit to the Alfama. There is lots of history here as original construction took place in the 12th century. The interior is impressive for its sheer size...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is no fancy church, but it is worth seeing it. We were lucky and arrived there when they were hosting the public wedding of 10 couples, this is really nice to see!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to visit this huge cathedral and enjoy the classic Portuguese religious architecture and decorations. Quite overwhelming and lots to see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know why people underrate the interior of this place. Beautiful burial effigies, statues, and medieval cathedral architecture. Highly recommend , also because it is in a cool area to walk around.

Thank Liam C
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The exterior of the cathedral is interesting - almost like a fortress than a church. The rose window is really beautiful but as cathedrals go, I didn't think it was anything special. You can't really miss it if you're wondering around Lisbon so you might...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Located on the hills in the Alfama neighbourhood, it is a spectacular cathedral. It is impossible to take the perfect picture because of the crowd. But we loved it. Little trams pass by and you can shot a unique picture.

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