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  • Address: Oporto, Portugal
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Porto Cathedral (Sé Cathedral) Tours

Watching over the city from its hilltop spot, the imposing fort-like Porto Cathedral is a reminder of Porto’s diverse history. Featuring Romanesque, Gothic, and baroque architecture, this is Porto’s oldest and largest church, a must-visit for architecture and history aficionados.
 
The Basics
A visit to Porto Cathedral 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.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Porto Cathedral 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.

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.
 
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.
 
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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Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting, Porto, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

This private tour of Porto delivers an insider's experience of this amazing UNESCO city and its famous port wine cellars. You will see the highlights of the ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.14
4-Hour Porto City Tour with Six Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting, Porto, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

4-Hour Porto City Tour with Six Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Enjoy our guided tour by Porto, northern Portugal's capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site, meeting the most emblematic places of the city! Besides the program ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.39
Private Porto from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Cruises
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Private Porto from Lisbon

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

This is a 10 hour Porto Private tour departs from Lisbon at 7:30 AM at your Hotel. Forged by some of history's leading architects, Porto's majestically ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.77
Private Porto Half Day Tour, Porto, Private Day Trips
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Private Porto Half Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

In this private tour of discovery through Oporto, you will visit the main tourist spots and historical monuments of the city, as well as enjoy the taste of ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.58
Porto Half-Day Tuk Tuk Private Tour with Lunch, Porto, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Porto Half-Day Tuk Tuk Private Tour with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Porto City Tour, a private visit to the city, by the historic center, the little streets, 90 minutes and you will be a PRO of our beautiful city. Lunch in a ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.94
Panoramic Porto Tour, Porto, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Panoramic Porto Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Porto is rich with well preserved treasures, including monuments in the Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Neo-classical style. See the major sights such as ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.55
Porto Combo: Porto City Tour, Aveiro, Costa Nova, Douro, Braga and Guimarães, Porto, Bus & Minivan ... 
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Porto Combo: Porto City Tour, Aveiro, Costa Nova, Douro, Braga and Guimarães

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

A very atractrive Package of 3 days regular tours from Porto for a very interesting price. A maximum of 15 travelers per booking. You won't want to lose ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $297.21
Porto City Tour Half Day with Dinner and live Fado Show, Porto, City Packages
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Porto City Tour Half Day with Dinner and live Fado Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

For an alternative program and as we have many ways to discover Porto, this time we have prepared a City tour half day for you to meet the Historical Center ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.86
Porto City Tour Including Lunch, Porto, Half-day Tours
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Porto City Tour Including Lunch

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Appreciate the ancient splendor of the Capital of the North of Portugal — the city of Oporto!

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.27
Morning Porto City Tour with Six Bridges Cruise and Lunch, Porto, City Tours
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Morning Porto City Tour with Six Bridges Cruise and Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy our guided tour by Porto, northern Portugal's capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site, meeting the most emblematic places of the city! Besides the program ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.16

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