Lisbon Cathedral
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According to legend, this site was home to a mosque that was changed over to a house of God after the city was vanquished by Crusaders in 1147 (drove by Portugal’s first lord, Alfonso Henríques). In spite of the fact that that was a typical practice in Iberia, there is really no proof of any expanding on the site before King Alfonso. The basilica was established around 1150. Significant seismic tremors in 1344 and 1755 harmed the structure.

With overwhelming dividers and two battlemented belltowers, Lisbon Cathedral has a stern appearance – more like a medieval fort than a position of love. This reflects the viewpoint of Lisbon’s new rulers, who knew they would need to hold the city against endeavors by the Moors to retake it. The exterior is fundamentally twelfth century Romanesque, with a focal rose window and a vast porch.

Inside, highlights incorporate the textual style where St. Anthony of Padua is said to have been submersed in 1195, the fourteenth century Gothic sanctuary of Bartholomeu Joanes, the fourteenth century sarcophagus of Lopo Fernandes Pacheco, and a den by Machado de Castro (an eighteenth century Portuguese stone worker).


The medieval group, implicit the fourteenth century by King Dinis I (1279–1325), incorporates a Romanesque fashioned iron grille and tombs with engravings. The sacristy contains the house of God’s treasury, with relics, symbols, and religious workmanship from the fifteenth and sixteen centuries.



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