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Sao Francisco Church (Igreja de S Francisco)

Address: Rua do Infante D. Henrique, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
Phone Number: 222 062 100
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Ranked #13 of 133 things to do in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You have to pay to get into the church, but it's absolutely gorgeous and so worth it. I was a little disappointed by their museum and catacombs, but definitely take the chance to go inside the incredible and ornately-decorated São Francisco Church!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

the location of this has a lot of stairs and hills but it is worth it, the church is beautiful inside and out.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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155 reviews 155 reviews
127 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Located one block from the Ribeira, the Sao Francisco Church is the most beautiful church in all of Porto. There are three parts to the Church complex. When you approach the main entrance of the church you will ascend some stairs to a terrace. Stop here and get great panoramic pictures of the River Duoro and part of the Ribeira... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This church is just up the hill from the Ribeira district and well worth a short visit. There is a fee to pay.

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Wevelgem, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

you really must visit this church! it's a pity that you can't make any pictures, but i understand why. it's worth a visit!

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Darmstadt, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A highly ornately decorated church and well worth a visit. The only church we visited that asks for an admission fee but there is a museum attached. Recommended!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There were 6 or 7 altars all of which are fine examples of craftsmanship/artistry. I was surprised when we walked through the catacombs to see a 4-5 foot square plexiglass panel in the floor. When I looked down, I saw hundreds of bones lying on the earth.

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Porto, Portugal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Firstly in one of my Porto guide books I saw the pictures of some unbelievably beautiful charge but didn´t know which one was that. Some months later I entered there while waiting the guided tour to the Palacio de Bolsa and was really surprised. It´s almost everything is golden inside and also you can see some antic installations which are... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
128 attraction reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I've read here that this was a beautiful church, and usually churches don't excite me but I must admit this is very impressive. 3€ student ticket. The outside is lovely but inside, the church is marvellous. The Tree of Jesse carving is also very nice.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
40 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

How anyone could concentrate on the services in this church is hard to imagine since virtually every free surface of the walls, pillars and ceiling is covered in the most intricate carving.

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