Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral (Portuguese Sé do Porto ) is the main church of the city of Porto and the episcopal church of the diocese of Porto in Portugal. It is situated on a hill in the old town, which is considered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1996.


The construction was begun in Romanesque style in the early 12th century. From this time, the two towers are preserved with rosette window and the nave. The Gothic cloister was built in the 14th century. 1387 was the cathedral setting for the wedding of King John I to the English Princess Philippa of Lancaster.

The exterior of the cathedral has been transformed profoundly at the time of the Baroque and Rococo. The choir was replaced in the 17th century by a new building and equipped in the 18th century reredos, choir stalls and murals. On the facade of the Turmbekrönungen and the portal were changed. The cloister was decorated with blue and white azulejos ( tiles). The Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni created in the 18th century loggia of the north façade.


The organ was built in 1985 by organ builder Georg Jann. The instrument has 47 stops on three manuals and pedal.

  • Couplers: I / II, III / I, III / II, I / P, II / P III / P