The Lisbon Cathedral (Portuguese: Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa or Sé de Lisboa; Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major), often called simply the Sé, is a Roman Catholic church located in Lisbon, Portugal. The oldest church in the city is the see of the Archdiocese of Lisbon. 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.- Wikipedia
In the ambulatory the tombs and sarcophagi dating from the 14th Century are worth lingering over. This first gallery shows the Gothic tombs of a knight, Lopo Fernandes, and his second wife.
He is shown holding his sword and is guarded by a dog.
She is laying her head on tasselled cushions and reading her Book of Hours.
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A third tomb belongs to a royal princess:
All the tombs are decorated with coats-of-arms:
They certainly knew how to build things to last in those days.
As this post is linked to Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Sculptures, Statues and Carvings, I’ll add an extra couple of pictures from our visit to Lisbon Cathedral. These ones date from a later time:
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(all images in this post taken on iPhone 8Plus and edited on laptop in LUMINAR)