Cathedral of Viseu

Be amazed at the mixture of architectural styles in the Cathedral of Viseu and the extraordinary Manueline details in its interior.

Cathedral of Viseu
Cathedral of Viseu
© Vítor Ribeiro

The Cathedral of Viseu is erected over a rocky promontory dominating the city. This granite monument, Romanesque in origin, dates back to the 13th century and presents an interesting combination of architectural styles. It’s worth noting its two primitive twin bell towers, the Renaissance façade, and the 17th century back façade, by the Spanish Juan Moreno. This façade features six niches to host as many figures of saints. In the 16th century interior, the domes have extraordinary Manueline style details.

 

A staircase north of the main cross leads to the Religious Art museum, where robes and objects are exhibited. Additionally, due to its elevated position, it’s possible to enjoy a beautiful perspective over the city.

It’s also worth seeing the cloister. In its first level, it maintains the original style from the 16th century and is one of the oldest expressions of Italian Renaissance in Portugal. The top floor is decorated with tiles from the 18th century.

More Information:

Location:

Adro da Sé, Viseu.

Ticket price:

Adults: 2,5€. Students and Children: 1,25€.

Opening Hours:

From Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00. Sundays from 14:00 to 17:00.

Phone:

(+351) 232 436 065

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