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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a beautiful cathedral inside and outside! Really recommended to visit it. Free entrance. Beautiful view from the square in front of the cathedral

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ale_sniki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grand cathedral in heart of town with tall plain stone columns and a decorative altar. The €3 fee to view the tiled cloisters is worth it. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to 11.00 Sunday Mass. Enjoyed it even if not speaking much Portuguese. It is built of granite so is fairly dark. Small congregation - seems that the influence of the RC Church in Portugal has weakened. Spectacular position of Cathedral. Outside there are superb...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is not so spectacular, even a bit austere. BUT you can visit a little interior museum (tickets are bought inside) which culminates with the inner yard. I have rarely seen a more spectacular azulejo work!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elena257
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Se during my Camino Portugues and wrote this about my experience in a book called "Portuguese Camino - In Search of the Infinite Moment". Most pilgrims who walk the Portuguese Camino will start in Porto, where they obtain their pilgrim credentials at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terence C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Se is a stunning cathedral that is a must. We also attended mass on Sunday at 11am and we were surprised when they read the gospel in English in addition to Portuguese as well as the Prayers of the Faithful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JamesL1979
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The Cathedral sits on top of the hill, beautiful architecture. You can walk up the stairs from Ribeira or take the lift. From up you can see the walls that surrounded the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank p26duque
Reviewed 8 December 2018

It's a nice church to visit (september 2018). The inside is wonderful. The view from the belvedere is amazing

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Beautiful Cathedral dominating the square. A must see on the city visit and a monument to craftsmen of the past.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alanm1c
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

After exiting the Funicular at the top of the hill, as you walk on the road towards the Ponte de Dom Luis bridge you are adjacent to the Se Porto Cathedral which has a viewing area around it that provides some fantastic views of Porto...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bibian O
15 August 2018|
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Response from Mordy1960 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure you would have to check with them. Sorry
22 July 2018|
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Response from tlcassady | Reviewed this property |
We just walked up to the cathedral. Line wasn’t bad at all. You only pay if you want to see More than the main sanctuary.