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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 #10 of 69 Attractions 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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Darmstadt, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
97 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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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40 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Definitely worth a visit and worth the few euros to get in. Do take your time and have a look through the golden gates inside in the church, some people miss what is hidden inside but it's interesting. Take a look around the museum next door, the staff there are very friendly and have a great knowledge of the pictures,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Heard a lot about this place and just had to see it. You have to buy a ticket to go in (about 3,50 euros), you sadly can't take photos but you can sneka a few if you're careful. The church itself was gorgeous, the gold just dazzled the whole place. Sadly it doesn't seem to be used as a proper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The inside is breath taking with almost all surfaces covered with decoration from the wealthy family's off Porto. The more wealthy a family the bigger and more elaborate their altar was. Well worth seeing its a beautiful place.

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Toronto, Canada
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

At this point in my three week vacation in Portugal I found myself getting a bit "churched out." Having said that, I'd absolutely recommend a visit to the Sao Francisco church. The gold laid interior is probably the most ornate I've ever seen in all my travels. Visually overwhelming. The Jesse tree is absolutely amazing. Another reviewer here suggested skipping... More 

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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Fantastic wood carvings covered in gold leaf. Too much of everything. Not to be missed when in Porto.

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