Sé : Michelin's recommendations
A fortress and a church from the 12C, the cathedral has undergone important alterations in the 17C and 18C. Notice its Romanesque rose window from the 13C and, inside, three marble fonts from the 17C, each supported by a statuette. The chapel of the Holy Sacrement, which opens off the left arm of the transept, has a very attractive altar with a retable in sculpted silver. The cloister dates from the 14C. It was completely decorated with azulejo panels by Valentim de Almeida, between 1729 and 1731. From this cloister, you can see the early Romanesque cloister where some sarcophaguses are on view. An attractive granite staircase leads to the terrace decorated with azulejos by Antonio Vital and to the capitulary room whose coffer frame ceiling painted by Pachini in 1737 depicts the allegories of the moral virtues. The charming museum of Guera Junqueiro is found behind the cathedral and, from the Terreiro da Sé, you can stroll amongst the staircases and the narrow alleys of the old town where many houses are currently being restored. The church of São Lourenço dos Grillos, built by the Jesuits, today is the seat of the Great Seminary and the museum of sacred art.
- Address : Terreiro da Sé P - 4000 Porto4000Porto
- Phone : 222 059 028
- Prices : free of charge
Opening hours :
- 9am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-7pm; rest of year 9am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-6pm
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