Paço Episcopal

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

Facing the cathedral is the 18th-century Paço Episcopal (no longer open to visitors), with a pointy roof and an exterior finished in multicoloured azulejos (hand-painted tiles); it’s the successor to the previous Episcopal dwelling trashed by British troops in 1596. At the southern end of the Largo da Sé is a small 15th-century town gate, the Arco da Porta Nova , leading to the ferry pier.