New Cathedral

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Basic info

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Type of attraction


Portuguese name

Sé Nova


Largo da Sé Nova

+351 239823138

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How to visit


Adult: €1

Opening times

Mon-Sat: 9 am –6.30pm
Sun: 10 am – 12.30 pm


Tue-Sat: 6 pm
Sun: 11 am, 7 pm

Closing days

Easter, December 24, 25, 31 & January 1


Largo da Sé Velha

Public transports

More details

  • Exterior Facade
  • Chancel with main altarpiece, organs and Choir Stall
  • Chapel of St. Ignatius with the grave of Bernardo Kagoshina (first japanese to arrive on european soil)
  • Right-side alterpiece with the Holy Family and two evangelists
  • Left-side alterpiece with the Coronation of the Virgin by the Holy Trinity and two evangelists
  • The Baptismal Font

1540 – Founding of the Society of Jesus by Ignatius Loyla

1547 – Foundation of the College of Jesus

1598 – First stone of the church

1698 – Church opens to worship

1558 – Bernardo Kagoshima arrives in Portugal

1772 – Church is raised to cathedral status

the surroundings

  • Machado de Castro Museum (100 m)
  • Science Museum (130 m)
  • Cabinet of curiosities (150 m)
  • Old Cathedral (300 m)
  • Holy House of Mercy Museum (450 m)
  • University Barroque Library (450 m)
  • Loggia Bar & Restaurant (100m)
  • Italianino (250m)
  • Law faculty bar (300m)
  • O Trovador (300m)
  • Couraça (450m)

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