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Porto Cathedral (Sé Catedral do Porto)
Porto Cathedral (Sé Catedral do Porto)

Porto Cathedral (Sé Catedral do Porto)

S/Nº Terreiro Se 3, Centro Histórico, Oporto

The Basics

A visit toPorto Cathedral (Sé Catedral do Porto)is essential to understand the history of Porto, one of Europe’s oldest populated centers. The church dates back to the 12th century and work continued into the 16th century (not counting later baroque and 20th-century additions), accounting for the varied architectural influences. Travelers can take a half-day river cruise tour stopping at the cathedral and many other main city monuments. A tuk tuk tour of Porto is another way to avoid uphill walks.

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The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour
The Best of Porto: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour
$29.52 per adult
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wonderful
Our tour guide was wonderful, with amazing English and very knowledgeable. It also threw in a free coffee stop which was always a bonus. Would recommend this tour to anyone
Chris_B, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Porto

star-5
Great Porto overview tour
Michael_P, Jul 2021
Porto in the Morning - Private Panoramic Tour
Carlos very friendly and informative guide. Good overview of city and major sites. Offered often to stop for photos. Very clean car and hygienic behavior.
star-5
Fantastic ride through...
Gloria_F, Nov 2021
Private Electric Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour of Historic Porto
Fantastic ride through the beautiful Porto. We took the best pictures as Our guide Alexandra was very kind to show us the best views and take some pics of us together (no selfies). Alexandra is also very knowledgable of Porto’s history..looking at our pictures, it was totally worth. Thank you!
star-5
Great introduction to Porto
Joy_B, Nov 2021
Private Electric Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour of Historic Porto
Luis our guide spoke excellent English and was very personable and keen to please. A good way to get an initial orientation of the city especially if, like me, you have some problems walking uphill.
star-5
Really friendly and...
Mark_H, Nov 2021
Porto Full Day Trip - Private Tour from Lisbon
Really friendly and knowledgable guide. Saw alot in one day, got a will sense for porto and have to say i would love to go back one day. Have to say the port was tasty.
star-5
Great way to see Porto
Sara_H, Nov 2021
3-Hour of Porto Highlights on a Electric Bike - Guided Tour
This was a great way to see the best views and landmarks! The bikes make navigating all the hills easy. Our guide was wonderful!
star-5
Really excellent tour:...
Gabrielle_K, Nov 2021
3-Hour of Porto Highlights on a Electric Bike - Guided Tour
Really excellent tour: our guide was great. We saw a lot in a short period and she had local knowledge tips for our stay.
star-5
Great half day trip
Martin_M, Nov 2021
Porto: City Tour with Six Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting
We started walking to the train station then to the Cathedral and then Pedro drove us around town. We went to the tasting which was great and then later the boat tour was beautiful
star-5
Covered a lot of Porto Highlights
Allen_S, Nov 2021
3-Hour Best of Porto Segway Tour - Guided Experience
We had a very good time with our guide Denis. He showed us many highlights and was amusing. It was a very relaxed tour and driving over the bridge to the Monastery was a highlight.
star-5
Was...
Iruthayaraj_A, Nov 2021
Porto: Small Group City Tour Full Day with Lunch, Wine Tasting & Cruise
Was Wonderful experience, guide Claudia was Outstanding. Trip was planned very well. Would recommend to everyone
star-5
One day Porto tour from Lisbon
Gil_N, Nov 2021
Porto Full Day Trip - Private Tour from Lisbon
Our tour tour and Driver Andre was absolutely wonderful and highly informative in every aspect. The 5 stars ride from Lisbon tonPorto and back was smooth and comfortable. We opted for a one day tour due to lack of time and we were not disappointed. Porto is a beautiful town with rich history and should not be avoided while visiting Portugal. Thank you.
star-4
Good basic overview of city
Samantha_W, Nov 2021
Essential Porto Walking Tour
It would have been better for us personally to have done this on day one as we had already been to many of the places but we did go to different places. I thought we may have covered more in 3 hours but enjoyed it overall. Our guide (Ana) was very friendly, knowledgeable, answered every question well and spoke great English.
star-5
A great Jewish Tour of Porto
Robert_M, Oct 2021
Porto Jewish Heritage Walking Tour
The guide Ana was wonderful with a great amount of knowledge and was a fun guide. I would recommend this tour for all, Jewish and non-Jewish.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Porto Cathedral (Sé Catedral do Porto)is a must-visit attraction for history and art lovers.

  • Set aside an hour or two to explore the cathedral’s façade and remarkable interior.

  • It is free to visit the cathedral, but an entry ticket is required to visit the cloisters and the small Sacred Art museum.

  • The cathedral is one of the departure points for the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage in Spain.

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How to Get There

Situated in the heart of the city, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral is in a great location near the Douro river. Porto Cathedral is in Terreiro da Sé, the oldest district in central Porto, which is a short walk to Sao Bento station. Using the city's metro system, take Porto’s D (yellow) line and disembark at the Sao Bento stop.

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When to Get There

From April to October, the cathedral is open from 9am to 12:30pm and from 2:30 to 7pm (the cloister is open 9am to 6:30pm). Between November and March, the cathedral closes at 6pm and the cloister closes at 5:30pm. The cloister is only open in the afternoon on Sundays and religious holidays, and it is closed to the public on Christmas and Easter.

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Where to Find the Best Panoramic Views of Porto

Situated at the highest point of the city, the cathedral is famous for its stunning views and is a must for photographers. For the best vistas of the city, head to the terraces on the north and west sides of the church to capture panoramic scenes of Porto’s ancient labyrinthine streets and the red-roofed dwellings below.

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