|The Cathedral of Guarda (Sé) - PORTUGAL|
Friday, May 30, 2014
Cathedral of Guarda - PORTUGAL
Not far from my home stands the highest (and coldest) city in Portugal, Guarda. The Cathedral ("Sé da Guarda") is a architecture masterpiece that combine several styles because its construction spread along 200 years. In Guarda lives one of the friends I've made in the Postcrossing Forum and she sent me this beautiful card of the Cathedral surrounded with snow (something normal during winter). Thank you very much Martinha. This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
Guarda is the highest city in continental Portugal (altitude 1,056 m), located to the northeast of Serra da Estrela (the largest mountain in mainland Portugal). The main attraction in Guarda is its cathedral, known as the Sé da Guarda. This mediaeval Cathedral is a historical religious building and its construction took from 1390 until the mid 16th century, combining Gothic and Manueline styles.