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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4,653 Reviews
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Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise

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The UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Douro Valley are a must-visit attraction during your time in Porto. However, if you don’t have a car, they can prove difficult to reach. Experience the best of the Douro Valley on a full-day tour that lets you skip the hassle of arranging transfers and activities.
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Vadim wrote a review Jan. 17
Murmansk, Russia19,598 contributions2,416 helpful votes
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If you add 2 more towers to the cathedral and remove the domes, it would completely descend from afar for the Bastille, or any other fortress. The impression is enhanced by the violation of the proportions between the height of the bell towers and the main nave of the cathedral. The cathedral is protected by the massiveness of the Romanesque style, but from the side of the main facade everything is mixed. The Gothic rose window is located above the Baroque portal. The Baroque diluted the Romanesque style on the side as well. The famous Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni (author of the Tower of Clérigos Church, Misericórdia Church) added an elegant Baroque loggia to the side facade of the cathedral in 1736. Inside, it is worth noting the beautiful main altar and the altar made of pure silver, which took 800 kg of precious metal. The altar was saved from the French invaders only because it was immured in a niche. It is worth noting the Chapel of St. John the Baptist.Vincent with a bronze bas-relief by the artist Antonio Teixeira Lopes on the theme of the baptism of Christ by John the Baptist.Entrance to the cathedral costs 3 EUR. Unfortunately, the cloister of the cathedral was closed, and it is worthy of a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Dec. 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,502 contributions1,505 helpful votes
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The outstanding "Sé Catedral do Porto" dominates the city's historic center and overlooks the nearby awesome "Rio Douro". The Roman Catholic Cathedral dates from the 12th century and is dedicated to the cult of Virgin Mary, under some of her denominations such as "Nossa Senhora da Vandoma" (the Holy Patroness of Porto), "Santa Maria do Porto" and also "Nossa Senhora do Porto da Eterna Salvação". Along the centuries, the Cathedral has been restored several times, but still keeps its classic Romanesque style, with later Gothic and Baroque additions. Check its towers, windows, baptistery, altars, chapels, cloisters and the adjoining Archbishop's Palace. Magnificent artworks, as stained glass windows, Portuguese tiles, paintings, silverware and bronze bas-reliefs, await your visit. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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JenVLondon wrote a review Nov. 2020
Rho, Italy13 contributions
What a lovely surprise! There’s so much to see in this beautiful Cathedral for a small fee. Call it a donation rather than an entrance fee.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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June A wrote a review Oct. 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom2,037 contributions579 helpful votes
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The catheral dominates the landscape of the city and apart from Ribeira is probably Porto's best attraction. I arrived on a Sunday shortly after mass to find a whole gaggle of police motorcycles outside - a surreal site. From the outside the Cathedral might not look like much but the inside is a different story with beautiful tiled motifs and other gems. The grounds too are photogenic - in fact there is much here for photographers to enjoy and linger over. It has a very baroque feel to it and comes highly recommended. No visit to Porto would be complete without it.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Emilie G wrote a review Oct. 2020
Montrouge, France1,403 contributions220 helpful votes
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Definitely worth visiting and paying the entrance fees. The cathedral is beautiful with its cloister and azulejos. You'll enjoy the views from its top. I can only recommend to spend 45 minutes or so there.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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