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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 example of baroque style.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Romford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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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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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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Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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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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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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