The Lisbon Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in the city, built in 1147 on the site of an old mosque after Christians took over the city in the Second Crusade

  Loading
Relevance Price Price Rating

Showing 1 to 18 of 55 Offers

Lisbon Guided Walking Tour

  264 Reviews

 3 hours 30 minutes

$21

Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided walking tour takes you to the major sites of central Lisbon. As you fo...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Welcome to Lisbon 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

  244 Reviews

 3 hour

$29

Explore the historic neigborhoods of Lisbon on a private walking tour with a fun guide. Tailor the tour to suit your pre...

SEE IT

Offered by Get Your Guide

Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: Rossio, Chiado & Alfama

  110 Reviews

 3 hour

$18

Take a 3-hour guided tour of Lisbon’s monumental icons, such as Rossio Square and Lisbon Cathedral. Then get a closer lo...

SEE IT

Offered by Get Your Guide

Small-Group Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Segway with Food Tastings

  88 Reviews

 2 hours

$70

Go on this guided Segway tour to explore Lisbon’s top attractions and enjoy food tastings of local Portuguese cuisi...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Private Tour: Lisbon and Sintra Sightseeing Tour by Convertible Beetle

  69 Reviews

 Varies

$72

Hop in a restored convertible VW Beetle with your friends or family and explore Lisbon in style! On this private to...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Lisbon Full Day Tour: The Most Complete Lisbon City Tour

  33 Reviews

   8 hours

$60

Discover the highlights of Lisbon on a full-day guided tour. Explore medieval Lisbon by visitin...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Small-Group Medieval Lisbon Tour by Segway

  28 Reviews

 60 minutes

$42

On a fun-filled Segway tour, discover the sights and landmarks of medieval Lisbon. You’ll move easily along the cit...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Lisbon: Alfama 1.5-Hour E-Mobile Tour

  25 Reviews

 1.5 hour

$42

Explore the history of Lisbon on a 1.5-hour e-mobile tour of its historic Alfama and Bairro Alto neighborhoods. Enjoy pa...

SEE IT

Offered by Get Your Guide

Évora Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting from Lisbon

  21 Reviews

   8 hour

$114

Enjoy a full day in Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a small group tour from Lisbon. See Geraldo Square, Temple o...

SEE IT

Offered by Get Your Guide

4-Hour Semi-Private Lisbon City Tour

  10 Reviews

 4 hours

$54

Immerse yourself in the magical city of Lisbon during this 4-hour driving tour of the city. Visit historic and cult...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

3 Hr City Tuk Tuk Tour of Lisbon

  9 Reviews

 3 hours

$180

Explore Portugal’s historic capital with ease on this 3-hour tuk tuk tour of Lisbon. Spin throu...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Lisbon: Private 4-Hour Tour

  8 Reviews

 4 hour

$270

Enjoy a fascinating private 4-hour tour through the heart of Lisbon. Explore the oldest district in the city as well as ...

SEE IT

Offered by Get Your Guide

Lisbon: 1 Hour Private Segway Tour Streets of Alfama

  6 Reviews

 1 hour

$48

Discover Lisbon's oldest quarter in a fun 1-hour Segway Tour of Alfama. Comfortably explore the maze of narrow streets a...

SEE IT

Offered by Get Your Guide

3-Day Portugal Tour from Lisbon: Fátima, Sintra, Évora, Cascais and Estoril Coast

  4 Reviews

   3 days

$436

From Lisbon, spend three days on a tour of central Portugal's beautiful locations! Enjoy fascinating day trips to S...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Lisbon City Tour by Tuk Tuk

  4 Reviews

 2 hours

$156

Explore Lisbon in a unique and easy manner with this private 2.5-hour city tour via tuk tuk. An electric three-wheeled ...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

4-Day South Portugal Tour from Lisbon: Lagos, Algarve Coast, Sagres, Évora, Beja and Setúbal

  3 Reviews

    4 days

$720

Discover the beautiful southern region of Portugal on this 4-day trip from Lisbon! Visit the charming villages of L...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Lisbon Private Sightseeing Tour

  2 Reviews

   6 hours

$78

Get to know Portugal’s capital city at your own pace and agenda during this private 6-hour sightseeing tour. Follow...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Lisbon: 90-Minute GPS Guided Tour by Renault Twizy

  2 Reviews

 90 minute

$40

Explore the historic center of Lisbon by 100% electric Renault Twizy on a 90-minute GPS guided tour, and discover the ma...

SEE IT

Offered by Get Your Guide

Jump to Page

Se Cathedral (Lisbon), Lisbon

The Lisbon Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in the city, built in 1147 on the site of an old mosque after Christians took over the city in the Second Crusade.

The Lisbon Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in the city, built in 1147 on the site of an old mosque after Christians took over the city in the Second Crusade. It has been the seat of the Bishopric of Lisbon since the city's first Bishop post-Reconquista Gilbert of Hastings took up the mantle. Originally built in Romanesque style, it has Neoclassical, Gothic and Baroque elements from subsequent renovations over the centuries.

The imposing Cathedral resembles a fortress, with its west façade featuring 2 bell towers flanking the portal, and crenellations along the roof. The archivolt windows at the top of the towers offer a glimpse of the bells. Laid out on the plan of a Roman Cross, the Cathedral has austere interiors with Gothic arches and a high barrel vaulting over the nave. To the left of the entrance is a marble baptismal font used to baptize Saint Anthony in 1195, framed by azulejos tiles and paintings illustrating episodes from the life of the saint. The main chapel and ambulatory were converted by Afonso IV into a Gothic style royal pantheon for him and his family, but only the ambulatory survived the 1755 earthquake. The ambulatory houses 3 notable Gothic tombs belonging to the 7th Lord of Ferreira de Aves Lopo Fernandes Pacheco and his wife Maria de Vilalobos in the Chapel of San Cosme and San Damiano, along with an unidentified royal princess in the Chapel of Santa Ana. Also of note are the funerary chapel of Bartolomeu Joanes, Chapel of Santa Maria Maior which has an iron grid with zoomorphic motifs, crib by the sculptor Joaquim Machado de Castro in the Chapel of Santo Ildefonso, and the Gothic choir.

Behind the Cathedral are the 14th century Portuguese Gothic cloisters that were built directly on top of the previous mosque. Excavations here have also led to the discovery of Roman and Visigothic remains. In one of the chapels here, Queen Eleanor of Viseu founded the Irmandade de Invocação a Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia de Lisboa (Brotherhood of Invocation to Our Lady of Mercy of Lisbon) which evolved into the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, a Catholic charitable institution.

The south tower houses the Treasury, showcasing ecclesiastical silver objects, relics, icons, religious art, vestments, statuary, jewelry, and illuminated manuscripts from the 15th - 16th centuries.


Hours

Sun

NA

Mon

NA

Tue

NA

Wed

NA

Thu

NA

Fri

NA

Sat

NA

About Se Cathedral (Lisbon)

 Largo Santo António da Sé, Lisbon, Portugal

 +351 218 866 752

 www.patriarcado-lisboa.pt

Se Cathedral (Lisbon) and Nearby Sights on Map

Museu do Teatro Romano

The Museu do Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre Museum) showcases the archeological remains of the adjacent Roman theatre that was built by Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC in Felicitas Julia Olisipo, as Lisbon was known during the time

Castle of Sao Jorge

Nestled on a hilltop overlooking central Lisbon and the Tejo River, the São Jorge Castle is a fortified Moorish citadel from the Middle Ages

Design and Fashion Museum

Rua Augusta Arch

Praça do Comércio

This magnificent plaza, facing the river, is the beginning of Lisboa's downtown

Baixa

The Pombaline Lower Town, better known as Baixa, is the heart of downtown Lisbon

Fado Museum

The Museo do Fado e da Guitarra Portuguesa is a good place for a quick study of Fado's history

Alfama

Sprawling on the slope between the São Jorge Castle and the Tejo River estuary, Alfama is the oldest district in Lisbon

Santa Justa Elevator

Located downtown, this elevator was designed by a follower of French engineer Gustav Eiffel and connects downtown to Trinidade, located many metres uphill

Chiado

Chiado is an upmarket shopping district surrounding a charming square between the neighborhoods of Bairro Alto and Baixa