Lisbon Cathedral

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Basic info

Type of attraction


Portuguese name

Sé de Lisboa


Largo da Sé, 1 – 1100-585 Lisboa

+351 218 866 752

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How to visit


General Ticket: 5,00€
Children (7 to 12): 3,00€
Children (6 and under): Free

Ticket allows access to:
– Naves, Deambulatory, High Choir;
– Museum of the Treasury of the Cathedral.

Free access
  • Children (6 and under)
Opening times

November to May
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

June to October
Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 7 pm

Last admission: 45 min before closing.

Closing days

Sundays & Holy days


Largo da Sé, 1 – 1100-585 Lisboa

Public transports

Blue line > Terreiro do Paço station
+ 7 min walk

Bus: 10B, 737 > Sé (Stop)

Tram: 12E, 28E > Sé (Stop)

More details

  • Central Rosace: illustrates the Apostles encircling the central figure of Christ. Created in the 1930s by the Ricardo Leone workshop.
  • Transept: some of the vaults are still the original romanesque ones. A statue of Saint Mary Major by Anjos Teixeira was added in 1909.
  • Chancel: admirable for its baroque style. It’s worth seeing for the vaulted ceiling with painted panels; the arcosoliums with the tombs of King Afonso IV and his wife; and the front panel “Assumption of the Virgin” by José Inácio Sampaio (1825).
  • Chapel of St. Cosmas and St. Damian: a fine representative of gothic tombs (14th century).
  • Chapel of St. Ildefonso: features a clay nativity scene by Joaquim Machado de Castro (1766).
  • Chapel of Bartholomew Joanes: remarkable for its renaissance paintings, depicting episodes from the life of Jesus.
  • Patriarch’s Dressing Room: here the visitor can admire the baroque altarpiece, the sculpture of Saint Anne and the Patriarchal Cross, among other valuable pieces.
  • Treasury Museum: houses a precious collection of religious objects, garments, sculptures and paintings. The reliquaries of Saint Vincent deserve special attention.
  • Chapter Room: built in the 18th century. Also notable for its valuable objects: the Patriarchal Gold Monstrance, the Gestatorial Chair, the flabellum and the patriarchal tiara.

1147 – Conquest of Lisbon from the Muslims, commanded by King Afonso Henriques. Beginning of the construction of the Lisbon Cathedral on the site of the old mosque. It was designed by Master Roberto.

13th century – End of the construction works.

1279-1325 – Reign of King Dinis. Construction of the gothic cloister.

1325-57 – Reign of King Afonso IV. The apse with deambulatory begins to be built.

1649 – A new sacristy is added.

1755 – Lisbon earthquake. Significant parts of the Cathedral are destroyed.

1761-85 – Reconstruction works of the Chapel of the Most Holy, the south tower, the chancel and the nave’s roof.

(early) 20th century – Revivalist restoration works lead by Augusto Fuschini and António do Couto Abreu.

1910 – The Lisbon Cathedral is designated as a National Monument.

1940 – Reopening of the Cathedral.

1993 – The Museum of the Treasury of the Cathedral opens to the public.

the surroundings

  • St. Anthony Church (67 m)
  • Fado Museum (650 m)
  • St. Vicente de Fora Monastery (850 m)
  • Church & Museum of São Roque (1,2 km)
  • National Pantheon (1,3 km)
  • Ancient Art Museum (2,9 km)
  • Restaurante da Sé (88 m)
  • Lisboa Tu e Eu 2 (110 m)
  • VDB Bistronomie (130 m)
  • Santa Restaurante & Bar (180 m)
  • Alpendre (350 m)