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Sé de Lisboa

Lisbon Cathedral © ChromaticOrb
Lisbon Cathedral © ChromaticOrb

The Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major (Sé de Lisboa) or simply Lisbon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in the Alfama district of Lisbon. Since the beginning of the construction of the cathedral, in the year 1147, the building has been modified several times and survived many earthquakes. It is nowadays a mix of different architectural styles, including Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic architecture.

Although this cathedral in Largo da Se in the Alfama district is not outwardly appealing, it was the first church in Lisbon, built on the site of a Saracen mosque after the city was captured by the Crusaders in the 12th century. Inside, this ancient church features some treasures, like the font where St Anthony of Padua was baptised in 1195, and numerous notable relics, images and icons.

The cathedral is easily reached using the famous number 28 tram.

Address: Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, Portugal

Website: www.patriarcado-lisboa.pt