Old Cathedral

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Basic info

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Type of attraction

Cathedral

Portuguese name

Sé Velha

Location

Largo da Sé Velha

Email
+351 239 825 273

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How to visit

Prices

Adult: €2,50

Opening times

Winter
Mon-Sat: 10 am – 5 pm
Sun: 11 am – 5 pm

Summer
Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Sun: 11 am – 5 pm

Closing days

Easter, December 24, 25, 31 & January 1

Location

Largo da Sé Velha

Public transports

Blue Line (“Linha Azul”)

More details

  • Renaissance North Portal (Lateral Honor Gate)
  • Sevillian (Hispano-Arabic) tiles
  • Main altarpiece in Flamboyant Gothic by Olivier de Gand and gilded by Jean d’Ypres
  • St. Peter’s Altarpiece by Nicolau Chanterene
  • Eucharistic Chapel by Jean de Rouen
  • Cloister with a mixture of gothic and romanesque styles
  • Tomb of Sesnando Davides (side chapel at the cloister), first governor of the city after the Christian reconquest

1139 – Construction begins

1184 – Church Consecration

1218 – Construction of the gothic cloister begins

1502 – Completation of Main altarpiece

1530 – Construction of the Lateral Honor Gate

1566 – Construction of Eucharistic Chapel

the surroundings

  • Machado de Castro Museum (160 m)
  • Almedina Arch, Tower & Museum (180 m)
  • Holy House of Mercy Museum (180 m)
  • University Barroque Library (350 m)
  • O Trovador (10m)
  • Italianino (50m)
  • Tapas nas Costas (110m)
  • Loggia Bar & Restaurant (160m)

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