Sé Catedral

Largo da Sé. (Open Map)


The imposing Sé de Lisboa is one of Lisbon's most iconic buildings, dating back to 1150 when Christians reclaimed the city from the Moors and quickly erected a fortress-like structure on the site of a mosque. It was lovingly restored in the 1930s and, despite the throngs of admiring tourists outside, the rib-vaulted interior remains peaceful and is illuminated by a beautiful rose window. Take a stroll around the cathedral and you'll even spot some mischievous gargoyles peering down from the orange trees.