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by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
May 10, 2010
From journal The Sweetest Capital City In Europe?
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
May 16, 2004
Cathedrals in Portugal are called Se. Lisbon Se is a very Romanesque cathedral with yellow stone façade with the entrance arch and two bell towers that make the cathedral look like a fortress. Inside you see tall circular shape naives and triple columns supporting another row of short arches and circular ceiling. There are beautiful rose windows on Western, Northern and Southern facades. The cathedral has suffered from the earthquake as a lot of Lisbon buildings did and when it was restored, as was typical to Portuguese churches of the time, it gained a lot of baroque features inside. Se has baroque gilded altar with beautiful organs on the sides and neo-classical marble walls hide several royal tombs.
Half of the cathedral and cloisters are part of treasury and are open from 10am at the price for the visit of 5 euros/person. That seemed to be surprising not only to me but also to a guide who brought a group of French tourists.
From journal Travels in Portugal - The best of Lisbon - Part I