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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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  • It is worth visiting it for the view especially. The building very consistent with the old town of Porto, does much more. Perhaps that there is so much to see and visit, that the Cathedral covered not much expected expectations. Yet it is worth going by their viewpoints and the access to the upper Don Luis I bridge
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  • The main cathedral in Porto, very well preserved. Once you get there after a good 10 minutes walk up hills, you have another marvelous view of Porto, Douro river and some of the bridges crossing to No...  more »
  • We spent about 20 minutes here. The views outside of the Cathedral are awesome. The inside of the church is in the gothic style and rather sparse, so there was not a lot to look at. The altar was pret...  more »
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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.