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Matriz (Sé Catedral)

Main Façade

Igreja Matriz  (Main Curch)

Located in the historic city center, a few meters from  Praça da República, this church dates back to the fifteenth century and impresses by its majesty, worthy of an Episcopal church. It is the transition from Romanesque to Gothic, aspect visible on the balcony, which is a remarkable sculptural set.

In the interior decoration, some Baroque and Neoclassical carved altarpieces can be seen. Around the cathedral several medieval buildings, especially the so-called "Casa dos Velhos" are visible, which is a fine example of Portuguese architecture from the time of "expansion" to which the development of the suburb is closely linked.