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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), Porto
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Visit Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), one of the country's prime Romanesque monuments, featuring two square towers supported by a counterfort, a baroque porch, and a gothic chapel. Apart from being the largest church, this cathedral is also among the oldest monuments in the city. The site served as a wedding spot of King John I, and Prince Henry the Navigator was baptized at the site. Dating back to the 12th century, the structure you see today was finalized in 1737. See its Gothic cloisters featuring blue and white Baroque tiles, check out an art collection within, and look for the silver-adorned altarpiece held in the chapel. Make Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) part of your personalized Porto itinerary using our Porto trip itinerary planner.
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  • Well worth visiting, inside the gold frescos alter etc and dome arches. Both are very impressive and quite beautiful. Out side great views with ideal place for photos. Not as opulent as other churches...  more »
  • Not is a caredral that stand out for their beauty. Without being nothing of the other world not is of more make a visit. To the cloister not entered, the input costs 3 euros and not had much time.
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  • Beautiful on the outside and inside. The see, and can be seen from various points of the city, can also serve as a lookout thanks to geography.
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  • A must visit in Oporto. The interior is just gorgeous. It also has beautiful surroundings and a nice view of the Oporto city.
  • At the top of Porto pretty much and has tiled facade on one side which is gated and therefore really keeps tourists from getting too close meaning good photo opportunity! As it's at the top of the hill it has great views over the city and if you keep going you will find stairs leading you down to the Ribeira and / or the lower deck of the Ponte D. Luis.
  • Porto Cathedral is awesome, as George W. Bush once said of a speech by Pope Benedict XVI at the White House. The Cathedral is worth the visit per se but you may also visit the Episcopal Palace nearby. You can then go downhill to Ribeira via either stairs (Escadas da Verdade or Escadas do Codeçal) or to Rua das Flores via Rua da Banharia.
  • When visiting Porto one must stop by this beautiful Romanesque Monument. Visit the interior and the surrounding area and take in the amazing views of the river and the city. From here you can walk toward the river and cross Luis I Bridge over to Gaia.
  • We've been to the ruins of Saint Andrew's Cathedral recently and being inside another cathedral whit a similar design that still stands after nearly 900 years was really striking. Saint Andrew's was of course much bigger on its time of glory, but the fact that Catedral da Sé is so well conserved makes it a must go if in Porto.