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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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fantastic architecture and art

Beautiful place to visit (maybe leave the catacombs for what they are), but the church itself is fantastically decorated. The tree of Jesse is a must see of baroque wood-carving

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to visit (maybe leave the catacombs for what they are), but the church itself is fantastically decorated. The tree of Jesse is a must see of baroque wood-carving

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Porto, the church is literally lined i gold., good nearby restaurants and the tourism tram is close. You can also visit the catacoumbs

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Can't say I'm a huge fan or follower of baroque architecture, but I was truly impressed with the sculpture details found in this church.

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The museum had a couple of odd statues with no explanation, the catacombs - not sure quite what I expected, but a little disappointed. Church... shame people are too ignorant to respect requests not to photograph this exceedingly ornate church. Fascinating carving and decoration but a bit too OTT for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

which you won't...go to this one FOR SURE. Most of the churches in Porto are quite boring inside-except for the alters, which all look kind of the same. But this place! It will take your breath away! For €3.50 you see the church, the catacomb cemetery and a little museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The church is wow and design is very different and amazing. Photography is unfortunately not allowed. The museum is average and nothing much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Brilliant site to see. In the city centre. With a magnificent set of baroque carvings and paintings and silver altars. Proportions are stunning and posing. This church must have been quite a feat to build. There is a lovely statue of St Francis of Assissi. Worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The museum or catacombs was not very compelling. The church was very very ornate and quite beautiful. The other church was off limits (always). We saw a nice wedding in process. It costs 3.5eu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is now a museum and therefore a charge is made to enter which also includes the very small museum and a look at the catacombs which are only small. The church houses an incredible "Tree of Jesse" on the left wall as you enter. On the right near the altar is the oldest part of the church and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It is the most prominent Gothic monument in Porto. The Franciscan Order was established in Porto around 1223. They began building the convent and a first, small church dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi around 1244. In 1383, under the patronage of King Ferdinand I, the Franciscans began to build a more spacious church. This new structure was finished around... More 

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Address: Rua do Infante D. Henrique, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
Phone Number: 222 062 100
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto

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