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Sé Cathedral

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Sé Cathedral.

Sé Cathedral features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Lisbon City Guide3-day Lisbon City Guide5-day Lisbon City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Lisbon's oldest church
  • Well-known Lisbon landmark

Time required: 30 minutes

Phone: +351 21 886 6752

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 9m - 7pm


Ticket type Charge
General: Free

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 28: Sé stop

Address: Largo da Sé, 1100 Lisbon

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: alotor

Things you need to know:

  • Sé Chatedral is Lisbon's oldest church dating back to 1147
  • It was built by Dom Afonso Henriques, Portugal's first king, after he reconquered the city from the Moors who ruled the city for 4 centuries
  • The city's main mosque was torn down and this Romanesque cathedral was erected on its site
  • The Romanesque main façade with two castellated towers and a beautiful rosette window above the main portal is one of the highlights of the church
  • Today the church exhibits a number of architectural styles as a result of reconstructions and extentions (Gothic side chapels, tombs and iron portals)
  • The remains of Lisbon's official patron saint, St Vincent, are kept here. Look for the casket in the sacristy along with other treasures and sacred objects

What to do there:

  • Admire the Romanesque main façade and the towers of the church
  • Enter the cathedral
  • Walk around and enjoy the interior that is a mix of different architectural styles

Sé Cathedral features in these preplanned City Guides: