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Sao Francisco Church (Igreja de S Francisco)

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Address: Rua do Infante D. Henrique, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
Phone Number: 222 062 100
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A small entree fee is required. You get entrance into the small museum and the catacombs as well as the cathedral itself. Th cathedral is just amazing. Something you would not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A small entree fee is required. You get entrance into the small museum and the catacombs as well as the cathedral itself. Th cathedral is just amazing. Something you would not expect from the outside. No picture taking allowed in the cathedral but you can take pictures in the museum and catacombs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a stunning interior of a church. The gold gilt wood carvings were amazing. I also found the Crypt to be very interesting too. For 3 euros for the church, crypt and little museum is very good value

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The museum and the church are privately run, so no mass is celebrated her anymore. Main attraction is the extremely ornate and golden baroque decoration of the church. The museum and crypt less interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

An interesting place to visit, the catacombs were not as spooky as we thought they would be but were fascinating.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Adjacent to the Bolsa Palace, the church is well worth a visit. The interior is impressive (but no photographs), and the rest of the tourist area is worth a quick visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beautiful church interior and impressive architecture. If you are really into learning more about the history pay the fee and take the tour, otherwise skip it and move on to the next amazing landmark. There are so many to see in Porto

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had heard about Se Cathedral of course, but hadn't had Sao Francisco on our list until we stumbled upon it. After debating whether the small fee would be worth it, we decided yes, and it certainly was. The ticket included a visit to the church museum, treasure room and the catacombs. The treasure room was stunning, and the catacombs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The church museum is just ok. Plenty of better churches to see in Europe. Not worth paying to see. I would skip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you only had time to see one church in Porto it should be Sao Francisco, the interiors are lavish and breathtaking, with some of the most extensive wood carvings and gold leafing I've seen. The staff can be a little snappy about photography (they don't really seem to mind as long as you are respectful during your visit and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was the first major point of interest my friends, wife and i came across in our walk along the River and into the City. We were put off by being charge to enter the Church (shouldn't places of worship be free) and didn't bother going in - choosing to visit the many other sites on our itenary instead. disappointing.

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