The Porto Cathedral in one of oldest monuments in Portugal with Romanesque style in its origin.
Its construction dates from the first half of the XII century and lasted until the beginning of the XIII century. During the centuries, was undergone several changes/works that incorporated the predominant Architectural styles of the time.
Here you can, also, see the statue of Vimara Peres (designed by Barata Feyo - 1968) which commemorates, the eleven centuries of the liberation of Portucalense borough from the Muslim domain.
Vimara Peres was a warlord that lived in the second half of the ninth century. In 868, helped by the Christian knights from the region, conquered Portucale (nowadays Oporto and Gaia) from the Moors. That same year, Vímara Peres received the title of Count of Portucale, (nowadays the lands of the Douro Litoral), thus beginning a county dynasty that would last until the year 1071.
- Location: Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto Portugal.
- Opening hours: Church - Summer: from 09:00h-12:30h and from 14:30h -19:00h Winter: from 09:00h-12:30h and from 14:30h -18:00h; Close days: Christmas and Easter (afternoon). Museum and Cloisters - Summer: from 09:00h-12:15h and from 14:30h -18:30h; Winter: from 09:00h-12:15h and from 14:30h -17:30h; Close days: Christmas and Easter (afternoon); Sundays and religious holidays (morning)
- Prices: Church: Free. Museum and Cloisters: 3,00€.
- How to get there: 5 min walk from Aliados Avenue
The history and what represents for the city makes the Porto Cathedral one of the sights that you need to go.
(near this site):
InterContinental Porto - Palácio das Cardosas ★★★★★
The InterContinental Porto - Palácio das Cardosas 5-star hotel is located in a renovated XVIII century palace and offers spacious rooms overlooking the historic center of Porto. The rooms at the Palace are elegant and feature high ceilings, some rooms include a seating area with plush couches.