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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 online travel route planner.
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  • This is a very unusal Cathedral with it’s beautiful artistically decorated blue tile and decorative paintings. The admission ticket including the Bishop’s palace is a very good deal and recommended.....  more
    This is a very unusal Cathedral with it’s beautiful artistically decorated blue tile and decorative paintings. The admission ticket including the Bishop’s palace is a very good deal and recommended.....  more »
  • Porto’s Sé cathedral is somewhat gloomy seen from the outside. How it looks inside I don’t know - it’s a principle for me not to pay entrance fee to God’s house. Instead I find it more consistent... 
    Porto’s Sé cathedral is somewhat gloomy seen from the outside. How it looks inside I don’t know - it’s a principle for me not to pay entrance fee to God’s house. Instead I find it more consistent...  more »
  • This Romanesque-style cathedral (greatly altered during Baroque times), very close to the walls that once protected the city, has the evident characteristic of looking like a fortified church given... 
    This Romanesque-style cathedral (greatly altered during Baroque times), very close to the walls that once protected the city, has the evident characteristic of looking like a fortified church given...  more »
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  • An incredible place. It is one of the most interesting cathedrals I have ever visited. You have the opportunity to see every detail in the tiles and in the architecture. With the ticket and at no additional cost, as part of the tour you can climb the tower and appreciate incredible views of Porto. It is well worth visiting the place and learning a little more about the local history through its walls.
  • Very nice cathedral and its monastery. The central courtyard is beautiful and gives access to many other rooms and chapels. You can also access the top of the Bell tower and get a nice view. You can also buy the full tour ticket for 6€ which gives access to the Palace next to the cathedral. It's an important spot to visit, definitely recommended.
  • A really incredible place set atop a hill so it has great views from around the building. Totally worth the 3 euros to go inside to see the beautiful tile work and arches and then to climb the tower. The panoramic views up there are incredible.
  • Such an incredible place to visit! We enjoyed a lot! It’s an 3€ ticket entrance and it’s totally worth it! The views are majestic! The cathedral itself is amazing! It’s like from a fairytale! Highly recommended!
  • Finally visited the church, the Porto Cathedral. The church a (must) see while in Porto. What an amazing experienced seeing inside the church. Inside the Cathedral you'll see the silver altar that holds interesting story. You'll find beautiful Sacred art museum and Gothic cloisters. The architecture indoors are magnificent. While inside the church try to go up through the stairs on the way to the top where you'll see the amazing panoramic view of the entire city of Porto and its worth it.

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