Sé de Lisboa
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The treasury inside Sé de Lisboa showcases religious artwork.
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Sé de Lisboa information
One of Lisbon’s icons is the fortress-like Sé de Lisboa, built in 1150 on the site of a mosque soon after Christians recaptured the city from the Moors.
It was sensitively restored in the 1930s. Despite the masses outside, the rib-vaulted interior, lit by a rose window, is calm. Stroll around the cathedral to spy leering gargoyles peeking above the orange trees.
History buffs shouldn’t miss the less-visited Gothic cloister , which opens onto a deep pit full of archaeological excavations going back more than 2000 years. You have to squint hard to imagine it, but you’ll see remnants of a Roman street and shopfronts, an Islamic-era house and dump, as well as a medieval cistern. The Treasury showcases religious artwork.
The plaza in front of the church is home to one of Lisbon's most adorable kiosks, Quiosque de Refresco.