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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), Porto

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Beautiful Baroque church. Don't miss the cloisters, beautiful tile work and exceptional view. worth the extra charge. 
  • When I saw the structure of the Cathedral as old with stone blocks, questinei me: will we get strength and persists to make one with the same tools that they? A stunning Cathedral and easy-to-access location. It is worth visiting the interior and exterior. We often forget to visualize the environment where it is built the monument, as well as trying to see and understand the reason.
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  • The Cathedral of Porto is located in the historic district and is a very interesting monument because it was built at various times that it is worth identifying
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great view of Porto from the cathedral. Easy access to public transportation, lots of places to eat within walking distance.
  • Great views and cool exterior. If you take a tour that goes by here, you also learn about the weird history related to it!
  • Gorgeous place. You must be prepared to walk up there, but it is totally worth it!
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