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Picture taken from Bairro Alto

You can see in the WS another view of this Cathedral

Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa or Sé de Lisboa is the cathedral of Lisbon and the oldest church in the city. Since the beginning of the construction of the cathedral, in the year 1147, the building has been modified several times and survived many earthquakes. It is nowadays a mix of different architectural styles.


During the Moorish period, the site of the present cathedral hosted a mosque. When the city was captured early in the 12th century by Christian crusaders (led by Portugal's first king, Afonso Henríques), the structure was rebuilt and the Sé became the first church in Lisbon. The earthquakes of 1344 and 1755 damaged the structure

Nikon D40X
2008/06/08 16:09:18.6
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: 800 x 536
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 120mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/800 sec - F/9
Exposure Comp.: +5.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manual
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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