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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  • It is amazing to see the art work that has survived and the rich history, There was much needed renovation and restoration going on 
    It is amazing to see the art work that has survived and the rich history, There was much needed renovation and restoration going on  more »
  • We only enjoyed this from the outside. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it looks like a fort or castle from the outside. It's location at the top of hill makes for stunning views. 
    We only enjoyed this from the outside. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it looks like a fort or castle from the outside. It's location at the top of hill makes for stunning views.  more »
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  • An incredible place. It is one of the most interesting cathedrals I have ever visited. You have the opportunity to see every detail in the tiles and in the architecture. With the ticket and at no additional cost, as part of the tour you can climb the tower and appreciate incredible views of Porto. It is well worth visiting the place and learning a little more about the local history through its walls.
  • Very nice cathedral and its monastery. The central courtyard is beautiful and gives access to many other rooms and chapels. You can also access the top of the Bell tower and get a nice view. You can also buy the full tour ticket for 6€ which gives access to the Palace next to the cathedral. It's an important spot to visit, definitely recommended.

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