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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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  • Visiting this Cathedral not only is required for its architecture and its interior, but that its surroundings are also required.
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  • Care must be taken to visit this church. It's good to go during the day because access is dark, narrow and it's not good to abuse the danger. The staircase that descends (or rises) to the bridge Dom Luis I is to stop anyone.
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  • Senior Group of Ericeira, guided tour, very interesting with details such as the patron saint of Porto, Santa Vendoma and the previous Patron Saint Pantaleon, as well as the Altar silver, to the left side of the Altar.
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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.