Cathedral of Castelo Branco


The (Co-)Cathedral of Castelo Branco or Church of Saint Michael (archangel) ( pt, Sé de Castelo Branco, Igreja de São Miguel) is a Roman Catholic Latin Co-cathedral and former cathedral in Castelo Branco, Portugal, Castelo Branco, Portugal. It is the second official seat of the Catholic Diocese of Portalegre-Castelo Branco, as the bishopric's two-part title suggests, ranking after the Cathedral of Portalegre.


Much of the cathedral was built in the style of the Renaissance, in the 17th century. It lost its status as a cathedral in 1881 when the Diocese of Castelo Branco (founded 1771) was absorbed by the then Diocese of Portalegre (which also adopted its title). It was restored as co-cathedral in 1956. Since 12 September 1978, it is protected as one of the National monuments of Portugal.


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