Lisbon’s landmark: Cathedral
Lisbon Cathedral is one of the most ancient temple in this city: he erected in the XII century.
Amazing is the history of its construction. The cathedral was built on the place where the Arab mosque was before. The mosque, in turn, was based on the foundation of the early Christian church, which was built back in the V century. The terrible earthquake of 1755 almost completely destroyed the temple, but later the structure was reconstructed with elements of new styles that dominate in the Army: Baroque, Neoclassicism and Rococo.
In the 20th century, the Cathedral at the next reconstruction was returned to the initial strict view that meets the classical gothic. Cathedral framed by sixteen chapels. Gothic style can be traced in gear towers and large arched portals.
At the entrance itself there is a famous font, in which in 1195 he accepted the baptism of Holy Anthony Pangian. It is he who will later become the patron of Lisbon.
In the walls of the temple, many noble people are buried, including the King of Afonso IV brave. The Cathedral also keeps the relics of St. Victory of Saragoz.
Currently, catholic services are being carried out here and excursions are held.
Opening hours: on weekdays from 9.00 to 19.00, on weekends with 9.00 to 17.00. Ticket price: Entrance to the Cathedral is free, a visit to the monastery costs 2.5 euros. How to get there: the nearest stop – Limoeiro, Sé (buses 12E, 28E and 737). Address: Largo de SE, 1100 Lisbon, Portugal.