Porto Cathedral

Porto Cathedral

Porto Cathedral

 Porto Cathedral, Sé do Porto is one ofr the oldest buildings in the city and considered one of the most important Romanesque style churches in Portugal. Constructions dates back to 1110 and the building finished almost 200 years later.

The cloisters were added in the 14th and 15th Centuries.

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Porto Cathedral
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  • Porto Cathedral, you can see the tile tile work along the inner walls of the cloisters

The Gothic cloisters are more outstanding than the church itself, covered with magnificant blue and white tiles from the 18th century. The Chapterhouse has a collection of sacred art.

Two of the inner walls of the cloister have polychrome azulejos tiles, in a baroque style, created by Valentim de Almeida. The tiles show country scenes.

After walking through the ground level gallery, take the stairs and walk along the upper promenade. Here, the Abbott of the monastery coulde bring a guest. Views of the monks in their daily activities would be possible.