Museu do Tesouro da Sé
Museums and Palaces
The idea of setting up a Musuem of Religious Art was first put forward by archbishop Manuel Vieira de Matos in 1930. It was installed in the House of Cabido, built in the 18th century by archbishop Rodrigo de Moura Teles.
The priceless museum collection covers ceramics, furniture, jewellery and textiles. Its extensive range includes such highlights as a 17th century portable organ acquired by archbishop Luis de Sousa, 16th century ceremonial dress donated by king Manuel to archbishop Diogo de Sousa, and a 18th century silver and gold plated custodial set with 450 diamonds.
Winter (October to May) Tuesday to Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm; Summer (June to September) Tuesday to Sunday: 9am - 6.30pm; Closed on mondays