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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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Most impressive church on Porto

The most impressive church we saw in Porto. The Cathedral looks rather stab in comparison! 5-600kg of gold leaf adorns the scroll woodwork with staggering effect. Well worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The most impressive church we saw in Porto. The Cathedral looks rather stab in comparison! 5-600kg of gold leaf adorns the scroll woodwork with staggering effect. Well worth the modest entry fee.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Once in almost ruins, the golden interior was safe by a group of Porto friends . the golden work is enormous and splendid. This Porto friends did a fantastic job, we are thankful!

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De Haan, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For 3,50€ you get a visit to the museum, which includes a room full of creepy religious artefacts, the old session room, the catacombs (very odd feeling, knowing you are walking over dead bodies) and the magnificent church. I had seen pictures of the church but they do not do it justice. Really worth a visit.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding Baroque interior decoration. It's a pity no photo is allowed. With the ticket you may also visit the other building at the side where an underground cemetery is quite impressive.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning example of old world architecture. Wood carvings from floor to the ceilings. I've gone to Porto twice and visited this twice. Pictures do not do it justice nor do words. Beautiful.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

* The church Igreja Monumento de São Francisco (Monument Church Of St Francis) is opened 9:00–20:00. Entry fee is 3.50€ (tickets sold across from the church). * It's next to the fab Palácio da Bolsa (to be visited on a guided tour), and around the corner you'll find the Casa do Infante museum (House of the Prince - free of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The catacombs reveal the disease of the 1850's , mainly yellow fever, etc but the church shows a level of extravagance almost unmatchable , except Rome? It's next to Palacio de Bolsa so you may visit them at the same time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice church. You pay to enter, and there's some very unique decor compare to other religious places in Europe. Family preferre the Porto Cathedral, but this was nice as well.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stunning baroque church. Must see in Porto. The gold decorations are breathtaking. We visited it together with friends and spent over half an hour inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church join Gothic style with Barroc style in a special combination! Even if you are not catholic (like me) you will fill confortable with so great beauty.

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