Friday, 3 January 2014

A surprising interior of the Lisbon cathedral

The Lisbon cathedral has been built in 1147 and is almost 900 years old. We tried to take pictures from the exterior but this was not so easy with the multitude of electricity and tram wires. The entry portal and doors were impressive, built for giants.

After a disappointing exterior, we were really surprised and impressed with the beautifull ceiling, paintings and stained glass. A church or cathedral full treasures. In a side chapel we saw a row of miters and a broken white priest garment used in processions. It was the first time we saw something like this.

De kathedraal van Lissabon werd gebouwd in 1147 en is nu bijna 900 jaar oud. We hebben geprobeerd enkele mooie foto’s van de buitenzijde te nemen maar dit was niet gemakkelijk met de elektriciteits- en trambedrading. Het inkomportaal en deuren waren indrukwekkend, net gebouwd voor reuzen. 

Na een toch wel teleurstellend exterieur waren we totaal verrast en onder de indruk van het plafond, schilderijen en het brandglas. Een kerk vol kunstschatten. In een zijkapel zagen we een rij mijters en een gebroken wit priestergewaad dat wordt gedragen in processies. Het was de eerste keer dat we zoiets zagen. 
 
Lisbon Cathedral exterior

Lisbon Cathedral towers

Lisbon Cathedral entry portal

Lisbon Cathedral paintings

Lisbon Cathedral stained glass

Lisbon Cathedral stained glass

Lisbon Cathedral stained glass

Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral ceiling

Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral miters

Lisbon Cathedral procession garment

Lisbon Cathedral paintings

Lisbon Cathedral

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11 comments:

  1. i like the large arching doorway.

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  2. I see what you mean about the exterior wires! The interior is so impressive though - I love the stained glass, the paintings, and the arched ceilings.

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  3. it's got a lot of neat artwork

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  4. You know me from Artistique on BlogSpot and I moved my blog to wordpress. Beautiful church. The ceiling is very intricate. It seems many a bishop has served here! Happy birthday to you:)

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  5. Do you have the saying 'never judge a book by its cover'?? It's the same with buildings, I think! Happy New Year!!

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  6. ❀ ✿ ❀
    I like this set of photos !
    Thank you Filip !
    Greetings and wish you a nice day & an Happy New Year !!!!!
    ❀ ✿ ❀

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  7. It's such a great beauty. I love everything I see on the interior.

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  8. Lovely church. Those door and surrounds are very much like the Cathedral at Bendigo....wires are always a nuisance.

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  9. Wat een rijkdom binnen, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.
    Een gezond, liefdevol 2014 !

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  10. Lovely photos, and I especially like the lighting in these places, like your last photo.

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  11. een prachtig priestergewaad !!!! Lieve groeten, Dietmut

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