The higher cloister of Viseu Cathedral leads to a wall panel and above it there’s a porch with colonnade, known as the Passeio dos Cónegos, a structure which, along with the Misericórdia Church and the Três Escalões Palace, surrounds the Cathedral Churchyard.

With architectonic features of Italian inspiration, the design of Passeio dos Cónegos is attributed to Francesco da Cremona, the Italian architect who worked exclusively to the humanist Bishop D. Miguel da Silva.