With more than 800 years of history, this is the most important and oldest church in Lisbon. It is worth discovering every corner of this building of undeniable historical, architectural, religious and spiritual value.
Visiting the Lisbon Cathedral means traveling through 800 years of history.
From the high choir to the chancel, from the central nave to the ambulatory with its radiant chapels, passing through the Bartolomeu Joanes Chapel and the Patriarch's dressing room, without forgetting the Treasury Museum and the balcony with its magnificent view over the city and the river, it is worth discovering every corner of this building of undeniable historical, architectural, religious and spiritual value.
In this church, Saint Anthony was baptized, studied and joined the choir.
One of the signs of his presence the Cathedral can be found on the wall of the staircase that leads to the high choir: the famous cross of Santo António.
Legend has it that, when he was a child and studying at the school of this Cathedral, Saint Anthony was tempted by the devil in this place and repelled him by drawing the sign of the cross that was engraved here.
This may have been the first of the many miracles that God performed through the saint born in Lisbon in 1190.
Also in the Lisbon Cathedral can be venerated the reliquary coffer containing the relics of the martyr São Vicente, patron saint of Lisbon.
The Patriarchal Monstrance, one of the most splendid monstrance’s in the world, and the most remarkable liturgical implement made in Portugal in the 18th century, can be seen in the Museum of the Treasury.