Built in the second half of the twelfth century, the Sé Catedral (Lisbon Cathedral), is one of the most important landmarks of Lisbon.
Constructed after Dom Afonso Henriques had taken Lisbon from the Moors, it stands on the site once occupied by the city’s main mosque. The Romanesque building that we see today is a mix of various architectural styles due to the various renovations that occurred after the earthquake.
The cathedral is also an important archeological site, the excavation made to reinforce the buildings foundation allowed new finds beneath the cloister, left by Moors, Visigoths, Romans and Phoenicians.
The Gothic cloister, with some of its decoration anticipating the Manueline style and the Rose Window reconstructed with fragments from its original, are two important elements of the cathedral.