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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Terreiro Se, Porto 4050-573, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated in historic Porto, this cathedral offers a huge plaça (plaza) where one can view the colourful tiled roofs of old Porto. It is also where pilgrims staging their "Camino de Santiago" from Porto must acquire a "credentials" stamp. The plaza is often crowded with...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an ok place to have a look inside, marred by large groups of tourists being talked at loudly by their guides. Outside was a lovely plaza with beautiful views over the river and towards other landmarks. Recommended more for the views rather than...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the cathedral as part of a walking tour but stayed after to explore its surrounding areas as well as it interior. We saw many churches during our stay but overall this was one of our favourites.

Thank JP3170
Reviewed 6 days ago

A stunning vast structure but comparatively solid and plain on the inside.The views from here make this a great place.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful medieval cathedral. Changed through the centuries with baroque touches inside. Was there for Sunday Mass with the locals. Lovely!

Thank MargaretBenefiel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cathedral is amazing, plenty of work of arts, not boring the least. Great to look at and totally awesome at night when viewed from the waterfront in Vila Nova de Gaia. It's very much worth a visit.

Thank hansulricha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated on top of another hill the plaza at the front gives good views across the rivers and back across the city. It’s free to enter the interior, which was undergoing minor renovations but not enough to spoil the visit. It’s €3 to visit the...More

Thank BishopX41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks stunning from outside but inside is underwhelming surprisingly dull and lacking in detail a dosappointment

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral is definitely worth a visit but I highly recommend paying the admission to view the gothic cloister and richly decorated chapter house. I could have spent hours admiring the beautiful azulejo tile panels and the coffered ceilings with allegorical paintings on canvas which...More

Thank TheCaftanClique22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a sober cathedral, romanic style just like Braga Cathedral. Built in a very high place in Porto, over there you can jave a nice view

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Bibian O
15 August 2018|
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Response from Mordy1960 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure you would have to check with them. Sorry
Peter C
23 July 2018|
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Response from Tracy C | Reviewed this property |
We just walked up to the cathedral. Line wasn’t bad at all. You only pay if you want to see More than the main sanctuary.