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Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara)

Largo do 1 Dezembro, Porto, Portugal
22 205 48 37
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Ranked #8 of 74 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Santa Clara Church The Santa Clara Church is located at Largo 1 de Dezembro. The old convent with the same name was built in 1416 and was completed... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a tiny church not easy to locate but the wooden sculptures covering all the walls are just great! Incredible to see all the level of details put in this artwork.

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Sarreguemines, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The christ with blood statue lying in a vitrine is bizarre but the rest of the church was nice...well.. it's a church as many others inside. Prefer the outside.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It only opens in the afternoon, after 3PM. But it is worth to visit. Barroco style, with lots of gold.

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Emerald Hills, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Sadly, due to the time on this trip, the church was closed when we got there. However, it is still worth seeing the outside as it is very ornate and tremendously large. From the top, where this church is located, the views of Porto and Villa Nova de Gaia are breathtaking. It is one of the most picturesque views of... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Sitting above the river Douro this church is and imposing feature, but the real delight comes when you get inside the church. It is simply and utterly beautiful.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is a marvelous hidden gem in Porto. Our tour guide took us there and told us it was her favorite church in the city. The outside is so humble so you would be surprised once walking inside. There are many many churches in Portugal but make sure you don't miss this one.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This church is almost hidden behind other buildings and its simple facade doesn'correspond with the rich interior. Intricately carved statues and decorations with the variety of motives cover all the walls and are, in turn, covered with gold leaf, which gives a shock to anyone who enters inside. Marvelous rich craftsmanship will leave you enchanted.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited this church with our walking tour guide and we loved it! it is a bit run down (looking for a sponsor) but worth a visit. Beautiful!

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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The azulejus on the side of the building is worth trying to find this church - it is not hard to find.

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Carved and gilded from roof to floor, this church is worth a visit. It's bit gloomy, but a complete fantasy of the carvers art

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