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Cathedrals in North

9 cathedrals in North

Cathedrals in Porto
Porto Cathedral
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The cathedral can be found in the center of Oporto. It is perfectly accessible from the exit of the metro of S. Benito. It´s a cathedral whose floor is of the romantic style but was restored many times. The most interested to visit is the claustro. I remember that Sunday morning it was closed.
Cathedrals in Braga
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Cathedrals in Viseu
Sé Cathedral of Viseu
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Viseu Cathedral is in the Adro da Sé, opposite the Church of Mercy. It dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. It's in the Romanesque-Gothic style, although its building was delayed several centuries. The highlight of the façade are six niches that house stone sculptures of the four evangelists, Saint Teotonio, who is patron saint of the city, and Saint Maria Assunção, the patron saint of the Cathedral. It is topped with two towers, one on each side: the Torre dos Sinos on the left and the Clock Tower on the right. But the best is inside. It has three naves. They are separated by pillars with robust columns, which are covered by an original ribbed vault in which one can see the insignia of kings and bishops. The main altarpiece is Baroque and was designed by Francisco Machado. It has two side chapels, with beautiful polychromatic altars and gilded wood and two symmetrical pulpits. The organ and choir stalls are also notable features. The vestry is interesting, with walls covered with 16-century tiles and a wooden ceiling decorated with paintings. Next to the cathedral is the cloister, where the Diocesan Museum is housed.
Cathedrals in Lamego
Lamego Cathedral
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The magnificent Cathedral of Lamego is located in the center of the city, just a few meters from the museum and almost opposite the theater. In this northern Portuguese town everything at hand (cathedral, museum, theater, fountains, gardens, castle) and it is well worth visiting. It has a sixteenth-century façade with three perfectly carved portals and a Gothic cloister with three indoor chapels. The tower of the temple, however, is a building dating from the seventeenth century, with a Manueline façade and the windows are beautiful examples of Romanesque style. For me, the most spectacular part was the vaulted frescoes attributed to Nasoni representing passages from the Old Testament.
Cathedrals in Porto
Cloister of Porto Cathedral
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Porto Cathedral is a beautiful Romanesque building, with a jewel of Portuguese Gothic art inside. It dates from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and was built during the reign of John I of Portugal. In the central courtyard of the cloister, we see a large stone cross. However, one of the things that draw our attention is the fabulous set of tile panels covering the walls of the lower galleries. These are later additions, dating from the eighteenth century, and show figurative scenes inspired by the Book of David.
Cathedrals in Miranda do Douro
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Cathedrals in Miranda do Douro
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Cathedrals in Bragança
Claustro da Sé Velha - the Old Cathedral Cloister
The Cloister of the Cathedral (old) is accessed through a door on the inside of the Church. It was very renovated in the eighteenth century, the cathedral has had many uses throughout its history, being transferred to the Diocese Miranda. The cloister has two levels, the lower with a gallery of arches and the upper with windows (that held former convent offices). It has a square and in the center is a beautifully maintained garden.
Cathedrals in Bragança
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