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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  • Imposing in both its position and its structure the cathedral can be seen from all over Oporto.It is not your average Catholic cathedral, being much more autere in design and decoration but as we... 
    Imposing in both its position and its structure the cathedral can be seen from all over Oporto.It is not your average Catholic cathedral, being much more autere in design and decoration but as we...  more »
  • This is a huge church up on the hill and very difficult to get to unless you take a cab. It was not open when we were there in the middle of the day. It is austere outside. Put on your climbing... 
    This is a huge church up on the hill and very difficult to get to unless you take a cab. It was not open when we were there in the middle of the day. It is austere outside. Put on your climbing...  more »
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  • I personally got deeply surprised by this fantastic historical place. The unbelievably beautiful architecture of this church will absolutely make you surprised. Porto is very beautiful city. Some special structures like this one boost the beauty of this amazing city. Give it a try! 👍👍👍👍👍🇵🇹🇵🇹🇵🇹❤️❤️❤️
  • 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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