Author: Julie Thompson | Last Updated: 19 Oct 2019
Situated in the heart of the city, Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) is a long-standing church of Roman Catholic origin. Built in the 12th/13th centuries, the cathedral underwent major reformations in the 17th/18th centuries. Now the cathedral is an often-visited attraction in the city, due to its interesting exterior, fascinating interior and the breathtaking views the adjacent square offers of the river and the orange-tiled roofs. While you can appreciate the exterior of the cathedral and the square free of charge, it is worth paying the small fee of €3 to enter and get the full experience. Full of the characteristic blue tiling of Portuguese architecture, and a range of cloisters and adorned rooms, don’t miss out on the interior of the building. A particular highlight is the bishop’s room, which along with the intricate blue tiling, features a unique paneled ceiling that is definitely worth seeing in person.
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