Oporto's Cathedral, Portugal

Oporto's cathedral was built between the 12th and 13th centuries, in the Romanesque style, but enlarged and renovated several times throughout the centuries.  Main renovations were made in the 14th century when the funerary chapel of "João o Gordo" (a knight) and the cloister was added and in Baroque times, when the appearance of the church was greatly altered, namely the Romanesque apse was torn down and a new one was built. 
The most recent intervention was made in the 20th century when the church was renovated in an idealised medieval style.

Ticket (standard): church entrance free; cloister €3

Opening hours: Mon. to Sat. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun. closes between 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.; Oct. to Mar. closes at 6 p.m.; cloister closes half an hour earlier.

How to go: The Cathedral is within walking distance of the city centre.

Oporto Cathedral Plan

1. Entrance; 2-Apse; 3-Our Lady of Vandoma, patroness of Oporto; 4- Our Lady of Silva; 5- Choir; 6- Cloister;  7- Saint John Evangelist Chapel; 8- Cemitery; 9- Saint Vincent Chapel; 10- Staircase; 11- Casa do Cabido (House).


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