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SÉ DO PORTO

Porto's Fortress-like Cathedral

Oporto cathedral Oporto's austere fortress-like cathedral is where Prince Henry the Navigator was baptised and where King John I married the English Princess Philippa of Lancaster in the 14th century.

The building has its origins in the 12th century, although it underwent many alterations over time.

Oporto cathedral cloister The Gothic rose window is the only part of the original façade that remains, especially after Baroque alterations in the 18th century.

The loggia on the north front was added at that time, as was the extraordinary altarpiece inside, entirely made up of silver.

The Gothic cloisters are more outstanding than the church itself, covered with magnificant blue and white tiles from the 18th century.

Also worth a visit is the dazzling chapterhouse and its collection of sacred art.

Before going inside, contemplate the fine views over the rooftops of old Oporto from the terrace, and admire the grandiose three-storey façade of the Episcopal Palace whose interior can not be visited.

Although the cathedral is the city's largest church, the most impressive church in Porto is São Francisco Church which has a magnificent golden interior which should not be missed by anyone visiting the city.

How to Visit


Location: Terreiro da Sé
Getting there: Walk from São Bento Station.
Contact: 22 205 9028

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PORTO ATTRACTIONS

MONUMENTS
CASA DA MUSICA
PALACIO DA BOLSA
DOM LUIS BRIDGE
SÃO BENTO STATION

MUSEUMS
SERRALVES MUSEUM
SOARES DOS REIS MUSEUM
ROMANTIC MUSEUM
TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
WORLD OF DISCOVERIES MUSEUM

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AVENIDA DOS ALIADOS
CAIS DA RIBEIRA
CAIS DE GAIA
RUA DE SANTA CATARINA
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FOZ DISTRICT
BOLHÃO MARKET
CRYSTAL PALACE GARDENS

CHURCHES
THE CATHEDRAL
SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH
CARMO CHURCH
SANTA CLARA CHURCH
CLERIGOS TOWER
SANTO ILDEFONSO CHURCH
MISERICORDIA CHURCH
TRINDADE CHURCH
CAPELA DAS ALMAS


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