Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral - 

Sé de Lisboa

 

Get to know Sé Cathedral in Lisbon and know its history, how to visit and other curiosities of one of the main sights of the Portuguese capital. It is called "Sé" to the cathedrals of Portugal, but the Cathedral of Lisbon is also known as Church of Santa Maria Maior. It serves as headquarters for the Patriarchate of Lisbon, being built in the early 12th century after D. Afonso Henriques retrieve the city from the Moors. And they say it was built over an old Muslim mosque. Its architecture has romantic, gothic, baroque and neo-Manueline features. 

Over time, the Cathedral was decorated with various monuments and different altars. The main chapel had the tomb and relics of St. Vincent. But in 1755, the earthquake in Lisbon affected the structure of the Cathedral, destroying the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the south tower and all the decoration of the main chapel. From that moment, the Cathedral underwent several restorations and in 1785 the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament was rebuilt. The ships were lined with wood and openings that allowed the entrance of light. In the lateral nave is the sacristy, built around 1649 with marble details. The Lisbon Cathedral still has instruments, such as the three organs of so different times that are still touched today. In the south tower, there is a museum, the Treasure of the Cathedral which houses a vast collection of silverware, costumes, statues, manuscripts and relics of St. Vincent.

 

www.patriarcado-lisboa.pt

Entrance Free

Museum Paid

Food - No - Near By

Metro - Baixa-Chiado

Tram - 28

Street Parking - Yes Paid 

Car Park - Near By Paid

Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa

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