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I end my series of photos from Portugal in 1984 with this postcard of the cathedral in the relatively small northern city of Viseu. I think this was the only photo I took during the half day I spent there.

The work on the cathedral started in the 12th century, but the present look was a result of hundreds of years of construction and alterations. Now the cathedral show details of most architectural styles, from Romanesque through Gothic, all phases of Renaissance and even Baroque. Recent photos on the internet shows changes even since 1984: now bells have been installed also in the right tower. Possibly the fa蓷de has been cleaned during the last few decades.

Taking this photo I was standing on the steps of a Rococo church I found less interesting than the cathedral.

There are comparatively few photos from Viseu on TE and reading my diary I recalled to my surprise that I ended up here almost by mistake. I intended to go to another town further east, but the bus took a longer route than I had expected, so when we reached Viseu I decided I might as well get off there.

For a change no additional photos this time, but here is a larger version. It was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

If you want to see where this was taken, the map coordinates are 40.66007 -7.91155.

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