Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior ), Lisbon
(3.9/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Medieval outside, and embracing Romanesque- and Gothic-styles from the inside, Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior ) preserves sacred objects, including the casket with the remains of Lisbon's patron saint, St. Vincent. Since its original construction in 1147, the building has been damaged numerous times by earthquakes and fires. Today you can see traces of centuries-old fragments through the renovations. Notice the cloisters that were once gardens and today serve as cherished Roman, Arab and medieval excavation sites. Visit the cathedral to view its dark and mystical aisles and vaults, and see three Gothic tombs from the 14th century. Make Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior ) a centerpiece of your Lisbon vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lisbon travel itinerary maker.
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  • Solid and austere structure almost ancient. In addition to interesting tombs in the Church, in the cloister there is an important archaeological site with ruins of the Roman Empire, the Moors and the Christians.
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  • Entry is free, but a small fee to visit cloisters. You can take a tram up if you don't feel up to the uphill walk. It is quite an impressive sight externally as well as internally and worth a visit if...  more »
  • Medieval church, built in the 12th century by the first King of Portugal, d. Afonso Henriques, just after the capture of Lisbon from the Moors. This church is worth essentially by their nature, all being medieval in stone, with 3 ships and so and as it was using at the time, a big spectacular from the point of view of its interior decoration. Entrance into the Church is free, being however paid a visit to the cloisters (€ 2,50). It is directly next to the downtown area of Lisbon, on the way to the Castle and very close to the Praça do Comércio. Can be reached on foot without much effort for whoever is in downtown, which is par excellence the noble area of the Portuguese capital.
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  • The Gothic-like style makes it extremely pleasant monument to admire, among others of secondhand be well preserved. At night the lighting makes it even more fascinating. A fascinating cathedral in the heart of the Alfama district. before passing every few minutes the famous tram 28, which connects the historic center to the Estrela Basilica. Do not miss a visit to the cloister.
  • A great place to visit. The tresor and the ruins are also great, you feel the history, however you have to pay an entrance fee for it.
  • Nice place but tiring
  • Beautiful, old church with free entry. Ceiling is so high and quick and easy walkthrough.
  • There are more beautiful churches in Lisbon than this over visited chathedral.