Lisbon Cathedral (Sé)
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Lisbon Cathedral (Sé)

Welcome to Lisbon Cathedral (Sé), a majestic symbol of faith and architectural prowess in the heart of Portugal's capital city. Dating back to the 12th century, this iconic cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) is a testament to Lisbon's rich history and religious heritage. Its imposing façade and somewhat defiant façade, adorned with intricate stone carvings and a large rose window, draws visitors from around the world to admire its medieval grandeur.

Step inside to marvel at the cathedral's awe-inspiring interior, where vaulted ceilings, ornate altars, and historic artefacts evoke a sense of reverence and wonder. Explore its chapels, cloisters, and treasury, each offering glimpses into centuries of devotion and craftsmanship.

It has stubbornly occupied this location in the Alfama district since 1150 AD, built to commemorate the city's conquest from the Moors. Over the aeons, the cathedral has lost much of its decoration to natural disasters and botched restoration attempts. Lisbon Cathedral is not only a place of worship but also a cultural landmark, welcoming pilgrims, tourists, and history enthusiasts alike to experience the soul-stirring beauty of Portugal's oldest church.


Lisbon Cathedral (Sé)

Lisbon Cathedral (Sé)

The city of Lishbuna was under Moorish rule until 1147 AD, when it was conquered by Christian armies led by King Afonso Henriques. The cathedral stands atop the foundations of an eighth-century mosque. Constructed in the Late-Romanesque style, the building of the cathedral was overseen by the English crusader Gilbert of Hastings.

Lisbon Cathedral's significance is further enriched by relics of Saint Vincent of Saragossa, the city's patron saint. Legend has it that his remains arrived in Portugal aboard a boat guided by ravens whose descendants were revered for centuries.

Admire the cathedral's impressive façade flanked by defensive bell towers and a stunning rose window, reconstructed in the 20th century after the 1755 earthquake. While its interior may appear relatively stark, renovations over the centuries have preserved its medieval charm, making it a captivating landmark for visitors exploring Lisbon's rich cultural tapestry.

Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa): Skip the line tickets

Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa)

With this entrance ticket you can gain entry to the Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) at your leisure. Book with confidence with FREE CANCELLATION Buy online before you arrive to avoid queues and have the convenience of the e-ticket on your phone…

• The price includes a single entrance to the venue. Tiqets covers the cost of payment processing and provides you with customer service seven days a week.

• It is strictly forbidden to eat and smoke inside the cathedral

Monday to Saturday: 10h00 - 18h00, Sunday: CLOSED

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Explore the intricate details of Lisbon Cathedral's interior, adorned with historical artefacts and ornate decorations. To the left of the entrance lies the baptismal font, steeped in history, as the same font used to baptise Saint Anthony in 1195, whose life is celebrated in the nearby museum. The cathedral's nave boasts barrel vaulting and an arched gallery, illuminated by natural light streaming through the rose window on the West façade and transept.

Marvel at the architectural marvels as arches soar towards the vaulted ceilings, adorned with medieval statues and decorative altars filling the alcoves. Within the Capela de Santo Ildefonso, discover three Gothic tombs, including the striking sepulchre of Lopo Fernandes Pacheco, depicted with his faithful hound at his feet. Admire the sculpted tomb of Maria de Villalobos, portraying her reading a Book of Hours while her dog enjoys a chicken feast. Daily: 07h00 - 19h00 | Entrance: FREE

The Cloisters

In the latter part of the 13th century, King Dinis commissioned the construction of the Gothic cloisters at Lisbon Cathedral. Notably, a fascinating oculus adorning one pair of arches features a pentagram and heart motif within its tracery, believed to be a Templar symbol. Since 1990, ongoing excavations in the cloisters' courtyard have unveiled a treasure trove of archaeological finds spanning Roman, Arab, and medieval periods.

Archaeologists have unearthed remnants of a Roman street lined with shops, offering a glimpse into ancient commerce. Evidence of Visigoth habitation and fragments of a former Moorish mosque with red walls further enriches the site's historical tapestry. Despite severe damage incurred during the 1755 earthquake, the cloisters stand as a testament to Lisbon's enduring heritage and provide invaluable insights into the city's vibrant past.
Monday – Saturday: 10h00 - 18h00, Sunday: 14h00 - 18h00 | Entrance: €2.50

Baroque Treasury

Ascend a flight of stairs to access the small museum and treasury within Lisbon Cathedral. Here, a treasure trove of ecclesiastical artefacts awaits discovery, including relics of St. Vincent, brought to the city in 1173 by Afonso Henriques. As you ascend, pause at a platform offering a bird's-eye view of the cathedral below, providing a unique perspective of its grandeur.

Explore the museum's collection, featuring intricately embroidered ecclesiastical costumes, ancient manuscripts, stunning statues, and antique silver items. Delve into the cathedral's rich history through these meticulously preserved artefacts, each offering insights into Lisbon's spiritual and cultural heritage. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cathedral's legacy as you uncover centuries-old treasures within its hallowed halls. Monday – Saturday: 10h00 - 17h00, Sunday: Closed | Entrance: €2.50
Lisbon Cathedral's Cloisters

Lisbon Cathedral's Cloisters

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Lisbon Cathedral Interior

Lisbon Cathedral Interior


True 4Hour/Half Day Tuk Tuk Tour of Lisbon

True 4Hour/Half Day Tuk Tuk Tour of Lisbon

Make the most of your time in Lisbon with a private half-day sightseeing tour by tuk-tuk. Travel swiftly and sustainably in an eco-friendly tuk-tuk as you delve into the city's historic centre and beyond. Tailor the itinerary to suit your interests. Visit iconic landmarks like the Alfama neighbourhood, Jerónimos Monastery, Miradouro da Senhora do Monte viewpoint, and more. With a personalised tour, you'll efficiently explore Lisbon's diverse districts, including the vibrant Bairro Alto district. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the rich history and cultural treasures of Lisbon from the comfort of your own private tuk-tuk tour.

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Small-Group Alfama Walking Tour

Small-Group Alfama Walking Tour

Embark on a captivating three-hour small-group walking tour of Alfama, Lisbon's oldest quarter, and unlock its hidden treasures. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, explore iconic landmarks such as Miradouro da Graça and Miradouro Nosso Senhora do Monte. If the renowned "Thieves Market" is open, seize the opportunity to browse the city's oldest flea market. Immerse yourself in Lisbon's authentic charm beyond the guidebooks, delving into its rich history and vibrant culture on foot. Choose between morning or afternoon options. Opt for a private tour to enjoy a personalised experience, as you uncover the secrets of Alfama at your own pace. Don't miss this chance to discover the soul of Lisbon with an intimate guided walking tour of Alfama.

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Segway Medieval Tour of Alfama and Mouraria

Segway Medieval Tour of Alfama

Embark on an unforgettable guided Segway tour of Lisbon's medieval attractions and discover the city's rich history. Glide effortlessly through Lisbon's charming streets and narrow alleys aboard a Segway, allowing you to cover more ground and soak up the sights of the famous Alfama district. Learn about the Moorish influences that shaped Alfama's history as you explore its ancient streets.

Visit iconic landmarks, including Lisbon's oldest church, Sé de Lisboa, and the majestic Castle of São Jorge, while cruising through historic neighbourhoods like the Mouraria and Alfama alongside your knowledgeable local guide. Conclude your tour with a visit to a medieval bar, where you'll enjoy a refreshing beer in an authentic medieval atmosphere (beer included).

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Getting to the Cathedral (Sé)

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Contact Details
Largo de Sé, 1100-585, Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 42' 35.3"N | 09° 08' 01.1"W | +351 21 886 6752 |  Website