Lisbon’s oldest Catholic church is located in the Alfama district of the old city on a hillside, behind the ruins of a Roman theater, which is being excavated and repaired. It was also well preserved after the Lisbon earthquake! The stained glass in the church is beautiful!
Once Lisbon experienced an unprecedented earthquake and ensuing fire, the cathedral today was restored in 1930 (the south side of the church has a set of light boxes on the wall, which clearly describes the restoration process that year). It is worth mentioning that this church also incorporates various architectural styles: fortress-like bell towers, gothic style rose windows, etc., it feels solemn and magnificent.
Lisbon Cathedral (Lisbon Cathedral /Sé de Lisboa) was built in the 12th century and located on the ground of a mosque. Photos of the 28th Tram passing through the cathedral are the most classic image memory of Lisbon's trip!
Although free to enter, you pay to see the cloisters and treasury, which at $4 euros seems a good deed more than anything else to support the oldest Cathedral in Lisbon. The cloisters are actually my favorite - you walk over the excavations that show the ruins of 8th century BC Roman plumbing systems, as well as Arab ruins of the Mosque that pre-dated the building of the cathedral here in 1147.
It's a nice church with an fantastic interior where monks used to live. You can alson go upstairs and see it from above. There's also a museum with some treasures.
Beautiful old church with display of the priest robes in all it's glory. The architecture is very impressive
A beautiful and ancient church that has been changed and modified innumerable times in its 900 year history. I'm not religious, but there is something peaceful and majestic about this building nonetheless. I sat in contemplation inside for some time. Admire the architecture within, its large sweeping archways and sturdy pillars.
The main cathedral of Lisbon. Its a romanesque building built in the XII century by the first king of Portugal. In its cloister ruins of roman villa can be seen. Its 10 minutes walking from the apartment
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended São Jorge Castle,Alfama,Avenida da Liberdade,Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco),Rossio Square
Messiah_Dillon: Here are some hotels near Lisbon Cathedral: Olissippo Saldanha,Hotel Santa Justa,Bairro Alto Hotel,Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection,Sana Capitol Hotel