Lisbon Cathedral is one of the most famous icons of the city, locally it is known as Sé de Lisboa

Lisbon Cathedral is one of the most famous icons of the city, locally it is known as Sé de Lisboa

A tram is passing in front of the cathedral - this cathedral is situated at Largo da Sé

A tram is passing in front of the cathedral - this cathedral is situated at Largo da Sé

Auto rickshaws parked in front of the cathedral, this is one of the most fun transports to see the city of Lisbon

Auto rickshaws parked in front of the cathedral, this is one of the most fun transports to see the city of Lisbon

From outside, this building looks like a fortress, made out of the solid stone blocks

From outside, this building looks like a fortress, made out of the solid stone blocks

Some of the Portugal’s nobility and elite got baptised and married in here

Some of the Portugal’s nobility and elite got baptised and married in here

Blackened side walls at the entrance door bears the marks of the pollution

Blackened side walls at the entrance door bears the marks of the pollution

Looking out to the entrance (arch) of the cathedral while standing in front of the door

Looking out to the entrance (arch) of the cathedral while standing in front of the door

This is the main entrance of the cathedral - in 1147, D. Afonso Henriques and the Second Crusade took Lisbon from the Muslim hands

This is the main entrance of the cathedral - in 1147, D. Afonso Henriques and the Second Crusade took Lisbon from the Muslim hands

A Christian building stood at this site in 1147 , more changes were made in the 13th century

A Christian building stood at this site in 1147 , more changes were made in the 13th century

The very first bishop of this cathedral was an English crusader, Gilbert of Hastings

The very first bishop of this cathedral was an English crusader, Gilbert of Hastings

At the end of the 13th century King Dinis of Portugal built a Gothic cloister

At the end of the 13th century King Dinis of Portugal built a Gothic cloister

In 1910, this cathedral was classified as a National Monument

In 1910, this cathedral was classified as a National Monument

This cathedral is built over a medieval mosque, few of the remains have been found at the back of the cathedral

This cathedral is built over a medieval mosque, few of the remains have been found at the back of the cathedral

This part of the old mosque was levelled in the 14th century to make way for the cloister

This part of the old mosque was levelled in the 14th century to make way for the cloister

Afonso IV of Portugal had the main chapel converted into a royal pantheon in Gothic style for him and his family

Afonso IV of Portugal had the main chapel converted into a royal pantheon in Gothic style for him and his family

Remains of an old burial chamber, in the past it was common to bury the nobilities in this cathedral

Remains of an old burial chamber, in the past it was common to bury the nobilities in this cathedral

The Gothic cloister of the Lisbon Cathedral is dominated by the twin arches

The Gothic cloister of the Lisbon Cathedral is dominated by the twin arches

The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake caused massive damage to this structure and renovation work was carried out in 1930s

The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake caused massive damage to this structure and renovation work was carried out in 1930s

Looking out to the Alfama district from one of the windows of the cloister

Looking out to the Alfama district from one of the windows of the cloister

Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon and it sits on the slopes of the Sao Jorge Castle, all the way to the River Tagus

Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon and it sits on the slopes of the Sao Jorge Castle, all the way to the River Tagus

River Tagus (Tejo) seen from the twin arches of the cloister

River Tagus (Tejo) seen from the twin arches of the cloister

Vaulted ceiling of the Gothic cloister - this part of the cathedral was damaged during the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake

Vaulted ceiling of the Gothic cloister - this part of the cathedral was damaged during the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake

A series of radiating chapels were built alongside the cloister, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade was the main centre of Misericórdia organisation

A series of radiating chapels were built alongside the cloister, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade was the main centre of Misericórdia organisation

This Catholic brotherhood organisation was started by Queen Leonor of Portugal in 1498

This Catholic brotherhood organisation was started by Queen Leonor of Portugal in 1498

Archaeological excavation in the cloister garden started in 1990 and it has unearthed structures from the 7th century BC to 14th century AD

Archaeological excavation in the cloister garden started in 1990 and it has unearthed structures from the 7th century BC to 14th century AD

The Roman occupied this area around 2nd-1st century BC but later in the 1st century shops were built here

The Roman occupied this area around 2nd-1st century BC but later in the 1st century shops were built here

To the top right of this photo, an Islamic house was found here

To the top right of this photo, an Islamic house was found here

Roman stores along with the steps in a street are also part of the ancient finds

Roman stores along with the steps in a street are also part of the ancient finds

A red and white painted wall (to the left) and a vaulted niche is part of the mosque that had existed here

A red and white painted wall (to the left) and a vaulted niche is part of the mosque that had existed here

It is said that oculum over the twin arches has a different pattern on each of them

It is said that oculum over the twin arches has a different pattern on each of them

This is the chapel of Santa Ana, built in the cloister

This is the chapel of Santa Ana, built in the cloister

It shows a sarcophagus of a princess from the 16th century

It shows a sarcophagus of a princess from the 16th century

Stained glass windows (rose windows) of the Lisbon Cathedral

Stained glass windows (rose windows) of the Lisbon Cathedral

A side view of the Lisbon Cathedral, seen from the R. Augusto Rosa

A side view of the Lisbon Cathedral, seen from the R. Augusto Rosa

Here, two towers of the cathedral are seen rising above the rooftops

Here, two towers of the cathedral are seen rising above the rooftops