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Sé (Episcopal Se Cathedral)
Romanesque cathedral, which history reaches back to XII century when Lisbon was conquered by Afonso Henriquez from Moors and the country-Portugal- was established. This Cathedral is among the most important Portuguese religious buildings.
Sé (Episcopal Sé Cathedral): the most important Portuguese religious building
The cathedral was built in XII century by the first king of Portugal , Alfonso I who conquered Lisbon from the Moors. The Cathedral was built on the ruins of an old mosque in order to emphasize the strength and superiority of Christianity over Islam in that times. During the centuries it was rebuilt many times in various styles , but has recently been restored to its original Romanesque character.
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Sé Cathedral holds many sacred objects of great historical and religious significance. The treasures of the church include relics of St. Vincent, a monstrance set with precious stones and the font in which St. Anthony was baptized in 1195. Fernando Pessoa, one of the greatest Portuguese writers says "The Temple of Sé was the scene of some important historical events such as the revolution of the year 1383 , during which Bishop Dom Martinho Anes was thrown from one of the towers, for supporting the political decisions of Dona Leonor Tales. Interior of Sé should be seen carefully , without missing any of the three arches or vaults of the aisles, or stained glass, or font, in which reportedly in 1195 St. Anthony was baptized. "

Church visits are free, but visits to the monastery and the treasury are payable .


address: Largo da Sé
phone: +351 218 876 628
Tram: 12, 28
Bus: 737
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