Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), Porto

4.2
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 online travel route planner .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
4,153 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • This is the monument to visit in Porto! So of course you'll see Azulejos all over the city, but there's really plenty of them, and in very good condition! It's not very big, it can be visited pretty quickly. Not too crowded, and yet I went on a Sunday.
    View original
  • We did enjoy this beautiful cathedral. But we expected a bit more. It was really huge but not so spectacular as the others. Even we met a bishop when we entered. The view from the surroundings was jus...  more »
  • Se was beautiful and beyond my expectations. I loved the tile work and the amazing view of Porto. This would be at the top of my list for recommended sites of Porto!  more »
Google
  • ...simply beautiful. Going through it to admire at the same time gives the feeling of being part of it's architecture. It's nice to enjoy the sunshine going through the stained glass
  • Nice cathedral with blue tiles both inside and outside. The 3 euro entrance fee is well worth the price. Highly recommend.
  • Beautiful lookout of Porto! My sister and I were lucky to hear some Portuguese instrumental music played on the plaza of the cathedral.
  • It's a beautiful cathedral, which takes a slight climb first to get there. In front there is a plaza to enjoy the building, but also to enjoy an overview of the city. On the side of the building is also a good place to see a part of the city. The inside is also special, but maybe the outside more.
  • Beautiful! The doors walking in are breathtaking and then you walk in to see the rest of the church. The interior is fairly standard of cathedrals, but there is a touch to it that makes it stand out.
Places to stay near Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

Plan your trip to Porto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Porto

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Porto

5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Porto

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Porto

View all >
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Porto

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Porto

4.6
Duration: 2​h
3.5
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h

Plans to Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) by other users

10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Spain & Porto BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Portugal & France BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Porto & Guimaraes BY A USER FROM DENMARK September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM LEBANON September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 27 days in Europe & Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Porto & Lisbon BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans