Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior ), Lisbon

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Coming down the hill from the Castelo do San Jorge (or going up) there is a tram 28 stop in a small plaza. Get off and check out these medieval church. Well-preserved, its not one of the grandiose chu...  read more »
  • Cathedral and clean piece of my shoe and waited for quite some time. You can find cute, like a picture postcard landscape.
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  • The Cathedral of Santa Maria Maior or know of Lisbon began to build in the year 1147, in Romanesque style. The building has undergone several earthquakes and other so many modifications, which boasts various architectural styles. It is located in the District of Alfama. Entry is free, you have to pay about € 2.5 to access the cloister and many others to visit the treasure.
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  • Se de Lisboa, the main catholic cathedral, with cloisters and excavation works of Roman ruins. You can access the balcony above the entrance way for great views down the main altar. There is also a small museum with stunning antiques from the church's past
  • Beautiful, old church with free entry. Ceiling is so high and quick and easy walkthrough.
  • It is a must see, well maintained cathedral. Sure it suffered many changes along the centuries, as all others from same epoch, but that just adds to the historical interest.
  • It's a beautiful church full of history. Built in the 11 hundreds, it stands the test of time (and earthquakes! You can actually see inside the church there is a mix of roman and gothic arches, since the structure was damaged in the 1755 earthquake, and the repairs were done using gothinc arches instead of the roman arches it has since it was built)! It's actually the seat of the bishop of Lisbon, who in turn is traditionally turned into a cardinal on the first possible occasion. He is also the Patriarch of Lisbon, one of the only four Patriarchs of the Latin Rite Roman Chatolic Cristians (the others being Rome, Venice and Jerusalem). That is why it is actually the Patriarchal See of Lisbon, since its the seat of a Patriarch. My grandParents live nearby, so i used to visit it a lot when i was younger, with them, and still have many fond memories of it.
  • Have a holy weekend here with amazing architecture and decoration from the past. Try light up your own candle for praying.
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