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Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon, Area Metropolitana de Lisboa, Portugal

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24 Nov 2020

About Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa) is one of the city’s oldest structures. Built in the mid-twelfth century, Lisbon Cathedral was constructed after Christian crusaders led by King Afonso Henriques had retaken the city from the Moors.

Originally built in a Romanesque style, Lisbon Cathedral has since undergone a series of reconstructions and renovations, not least due to damage caused by earthquakes. As a result, today, this imposing fortress-like structure also has elements of other styles, particularly Baroque.

The cathedral’s fourteenth century cloisters contain some interesting pieces as well as being home to inscriptions and tombs.

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