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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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An amazing display of gold leaf!

Very ornate. Very Catholic. The church is beautiful and filled with all the saintly artifacts that one would expect. The best church in the city.f

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Capitola, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very ornate. Very Catholic. The church is beautiful and filled with all the saintly artifacts that one would expect. The best church in the city.f

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Lisboa, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One has to be able to admire (liking or disliking) the late baroc already roccoco style (it is the best example of that period). If you do, then try to look at the various intricancies of the decoration of each altar; unfortunately there is a lack of information, you just find few scatered bits of paper typed with little information...

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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In Portugal, one can visit hundreds of churches... But don't miss this one. It's baroque and rococo golden bladed interior is mind blowing. Too bad one can't take photographs.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Have been to well many churches/cathedrals/basilicas and this is probably the most breathtaking of all. The inside is absolutely adorned in gold and the details are intricate. A downside is that there are not much signage to describe the significance of the paintings or carvings. Note that no photography is allowed.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

a gold church, who even thought about it? great place, amazing sculptures. Everything.is everything. Must to be seen. There are not enough words to describe it. I didn't know they can do something like that.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Visited this church while I had time to kill having booked a midday tour of the Palacio da Bolsa. The baroque style is not my favourite but I was still very impressed by this church. There is also a small museum in a building close to the San Francisco Church where you can also visit the catacombs. Quite an eerie... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was definitely worth the 3.50 Euro. We loved the church as well as the catacombs. It was a little creepy seeing human bones and skulls in the basement of the museum but at the same time, it was extremely interesting. Definitely go here if you're in Porto

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Bradfordwoods, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you're going to visit one church in Porto, it should be Sao Francisco. The inside is really incredible with some of the most ornate baroque architecture I have ever seen. Scenes from the life of Jesus and the lives of various martyrs (very grisly some of them) are portrayed in great detail. Worth the effort for sure.

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Schoten, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You just don't know where to look here as the architecture is amazing. The Baroque style is not to everyone's taste but you have to admire the workmanship anyway!

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Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

There are amazing gold sculptures, definitely an awe dropping scene. The underground cemetery was a special place to take a look too (a bit creepy).

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