Porto Cathedral

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General Information

Porto Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church situated in the city of Porto in Portugal. The construction of the cathedral started in the second half of the 12th century and was not completed till 1737, it is mainly built to a Romanesque design but has Gothic and Baroque features. The cathedral has two dominant square towers which are topped by cupolas. The church was built on the highest point of the city and has become a National Monument. The Gothic cloister of the cathedral is magnificent, it is decorated with little tiles that have some scenes from the bible painted on them.  

Getting there

The cathedral is a few minutes walk away from one of the main transport hubs of the city ‘Sao Bento’ which is accessible by metro and by train.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral operates on a separate summer and winter schedule, from April to October (summer) the cathedral is open daily 9am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-7pm; from November to March (winter) the cathedral is open daily 9am-12.30pm and 2.30pm to 6 pm. Admission to the cathedral is free but to enter the cloister comes at a cost of 3 euros.

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