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“Amazing gold covered decor of Sao Francisco church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sao Francisco Church (Igreja de S Francisco)

Sao Francisco Church (Igreja de S Francisco)
Rua do Infante D. Henrique, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
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Ranked #13 of 134 things to do in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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“Amazing gold covered decor of Sao Francisco church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Trams clank below on the street and stone steps make it a stiff climb to earch this Gothic church abovthe Ribeiron district of Oporto. Fro the exterior it looks forbidding -but inside the sheer extravagance of the thick gold enriched carvings of the altar and all the side chapels will take your breath away.

Visited June 2012
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“Not too impressive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The church is completely clad in gold leaf at the inside, the interiour is obviously in baroque style, still it's it doesn't deliver a sensation of greatness.

The crypt is quite impressive and wll restored, and I enjoyed visiting it more than the church

Visited November 2012
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“Breathtaking gilt interior”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The interior of the church is highly decorative. Your entry ticket includes a trip to the catacombs and the church museum, so don't miss out on these.

Visited November 2012
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“Magnificent gold carvings everywhere. It's a shame its a museum not a church as it was designed to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The nicest church in Porto, would recommend this is the one to visit. Also go to the museum next door

Visited November 2012
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“Over - hyped”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

A lot of gold, but not the nicest of churches. The crypt is a bit creepy with the view of heaps of bones.

Visited October 2012
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