Sé do Porto

The Cathedral (Sé) is the main church of the city of Porto. It was erected in the 12th and 13th centuries. The first mass was held in the year 1120. In the thirteenth century, changes were made that completely altered the main portal. Reconstructed in Baroque style, it has kept only the rosette of its original construction. Nicolau Nasoni was the author of a galilee on the north facade and also intervened in the decoration of the sacristy. The interior conserves the images of Our Lady of Vandoma (14th century), the "silver altar", an important Gothic cloister, the "old cloister", the chapel of St. Vincent, a noble staircase that allows access to the upper patio of the Gothic cloister, and the "casa do cabido", which houses remarkable religious sculptures from the 14th and 18th centuries. Contemplate the Treasure of the Cathedral, made up of 150 cult implements, vestments, silverware and liturgical books from the 15th to the 19th centuries.


Terreiro da Sé


  • 3.00€
  • Private parking
  • Cathedrals & Basilicas
  • Visitable (no guide), Visitable (with a guide)

    opening hours


  • monday: 09:00-18:30
  • tuesday: 09:00-18:30
  • thursday: 09:00-18:30
  • wednesday: 09:00-18:00
  • friday: 09:00-18:00
  • saturday: 09:00-18:30
  • sunday: 09:00-12:30
  • holiday: 14:30-19:00

  • Winter

  • monday: 09:00-18:00
  • tuesday: 09:00-18:00
  • thursday: 09:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 09:00-18:30
  • friday: 09:00-18:30
  • saturday: 09:00-18:00
  • sunday: 14:30-19:00
  • holiday: 09:00-12:30

Monuments near Sé do Porto

Capela dos Alfaiates / Capela de Nossa Senhora de Agosto

Built at the Escura Street it was later transferred to the spot it at nowadays. It started by being dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Assunção, whose festivity hap…

Capela do Senhor dos Passos

The Senhor dos Passos Chapel is from the end of the XVIII century. It presents an arch rounded portal, which occupies almost all the north front. Inside, it is…

Casa da Rua de Dom Hugo

Medieval house that keeps an origin wall, although it has suffered many changes through the XVII and XIX centuries. Recent dig revealed a possible occupation o…

Casa onde residiu Alexandre Herculano

A typical house in the city, have been one of the residences of Alexandre Herculano.

Chafariz de São Sebastião

This fountain is also known as Pelicans’ bridge. It has two figures asymmetrically placed, which support royal arms, and a pelican in the centre with a whole o…

Chafariz do Anjo São Miguel

This is a fountain that has, over a small column, a statue of the Angel São Miguel. It was built right after the former Arco the Vandoma place, by the Vímara P…

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