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Sao Francisco Church (Igreja de S Francisco)

Rua do Infante D. Henrique, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
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Ranked #9 of 70 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: São Francisco Church The São Francisco Church is located at Largo de São Francisco. The convent was constructed between 1383 and 1825. Today only its... more »
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Bangor Co Down
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This was a real surprise. The whole interior of the church was powerfully presented by the Baroque wooden carving painted with gold. Astonishing! The story-telling in the paintings was amazing

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Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

One of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Portugal, undoubtedly deserves our visit. The front (which is not great and even narrow) does not allow us to imagine the richness of its interior A beautiful gilded Baroque church that delights us and also point out the Catacombs where you can see the tombs of several Portuenses buried there.

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Liege, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The church is impressive on the outside by its size. On the inside, there are a lot to see (gilded carvings,...). All in all, there are 100 kg of gold inside on the carvings, the walls, ... With the ticket, you also have access to a small museum where you can see some part of the treasure of the church.... More

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

This is a little church that has it all, or at least seems to. It has some amazing catacombs that are well worth visiting.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful church with very Portugese style. Maybe I am traveller that quite into church, I think it's a must visit attraction in Porto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not only was the church itself gorgeous, but the fee includes catacombs and museum. It's worth the time to experience all that Sao Francisco has to offer. I think we paid $6/person.

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Lviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It's amazing! So beautiful! So impressive! Only for 3,5 you can visit church, museum and catacombs. Of course the church interior is stunning! Visit it for sure!!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Pretty interior and the crypt is well worth a visit but the one room museum is a bit of a let down. Make sure you go to the left hand end of the crypt and turn the corner to view the ossuary

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The wood carvings inside the church are phenomenal and well worth going to see. There are no photos inside, but there were many tourists who didn't mind and snapped away. It is no longer a functional church so they charge admission. It's not much €3.50 or €3.00 for students. It includes another building and the catacombs. After seeing the Catacombs... More

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Built in the 14th century, this deconsecrated church underwent a major make-over in the 18th century, when the eyeball blinding gold covering was added to just about every part of this Gothic survivor. Below the church is a small museum where ancient bones are stored in the ossario. The outside of this rather plain-looking church in no way gives any... More

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