The Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major or simply Lisbon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in Lisbon, Portugal. The oldest church in the city is the see of the Archdiocese of Lisbon. Since the beginning of the construction of the cathedral, in the year 1147, the building has been modified several times and survived many earthquakes.
Lisbon has been the seat of a bishopric since the 4th century AD . After the period of Visigothic domination the city was conquered by the Moors and stayed under Arab control from the 8th to the 12th century, although Christians were allowed to live in Lisbon and its surroundings.
Lisbon cathedral is a Latin cross building with three aisles, a transept and a main chapel surrounded by an ambulatory. The church is connected with a cloister on the Eastern side. The main façade of the cathedral looks like a fortress, with two towers flanking the entrance and crenellations over the walls.
From its first building period , Lisbon cathedral has preserved the West façade with a rose window , the main portal, the North lateral portal and the nave of the cathedral. The portals have interesting sculptured capitals with Romanesque motifs.
Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM,
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM,
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM,
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM,
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM,
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM,
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM