Igreja de São Francisco
Igreja de São Francisco
4.5
Historic Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia16,140 contributions
Jun 2022
Set beneath the Bolsa Palace which was partly built on the grounds of St. Francisco convent, this is one of the Porto's best. There's a pretty high entry fee (8 Euros if I remember correctly), but it is worth it.
The interiors are unbelievably rich, covered in detailed gilded wood work. Despite the main altar being covered for renovations as many others say here, I still give it 5 as the side chapels are literally stunning.
The ticket enables you to visit a museum and catacombs which were really interesting.
Written August 5, 2022
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OkanaganJim
Oliver, Canada18 contributions
Sep 2019
I have seen hundreds of ancient churches and cathedrals around the world, and this particular one may be the most ornate of all of them. The amount of gold applied to all of the incredibly intricate carved decorations is also over the top. I don't know why they do this, but officially photos are not allowed of the interior of this facility,. But our guide had been there for an event earlier that month,and photos were allowed when she was there. Go figure?
Written January 7, 2020
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Alex Lusignan
United Kingdom15 contributions
May 2019
You must pay an average ticket price, but you get to visit one of the most amazing, intricate carved wood and plaster Baroque creations to be found in Europe. Quite a lot to take in visually. No photos allowed. Careful with hidden cameras, the security guards will spot you no matter how clever you think you are :-)
Written January 29, 2020
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jede6aah
Newport, UK34 contributions
Sep 2022
Absolutely stunning architecture and decor but cant help feeling unsettled about all those who sacrificed and gained for its sake.

Also makes you wonder why ´we´dont make things like this any more.

Clearly the organisation behind this ´monstrame´had no need for the pennies of the poor but at every corner there are boxes for ésmolas´(alms) playing on their guilt in promise of relief... just made me sad.

Equally uncomfortable to pay €8/person for entry; we spent about 30 mins and then left. If this is a national monument, not sure what warrants the levy.

I was very uncomfortable in the catacombes and would have liked both more warning about what was down there... and information about those who lie there.
Written September 27, 2022
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JRM
1 contribution
Jul 2022
My wife and I were disappointed. The admission price is high (17 euros total for the two of us) and the high altar is currently blocked up and not viewable due to renovation. Pictures are not allowed inside the gold church. We liked Igreja Santa Clara better. The gold is even more spectacular now that its renovation is complete, admission is only 4 euros, and photos are allowed.
Written July 9, 2022
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PaulK888
Royal Oak, MI6 contributions
Jul 2022
The interior of this church is quite ornate and rather unique, and the brochure does a good job describing it. The cyrpt is kinda cool, but the graves/burial area is nothing fancy. I don't go into many churches anymore on travels, but this one was good to see.
Written July 10, 2022
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Nicole S
Boston, MA36 contributions
Sep 2022
Spent a solid 1 hour here, taking pictures and and taking in the beautiful chapels. There's a confusing sign in front that makes it seem like you can't take pictures, but we asked and the guy said no flash. The carvings are ornate and the tombs/crypts are quite extensive.
Written November 1, 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,611 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I think this is one if the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, certainly one of the most intricately decorated. Sadly they don't allow photos or video inside so I have nothing to share here.
But it is mesmerising, it really is. Especially the carved Jesse and The Tree of Life. I just cant believe the detail. Watch out for the depictions of the beheading if the Moors too.
Gorgeous gold gilt everywhere and lovely sunlight in through the windows light the place up.
It costs a stiff €7.50 to get in but that includes the atmospheric catacombs and the museum across the small courtyard.
An absolute must do. As I said, no photos so you just have to go and see it for yourself. You simply will not believe your eyes.
Written February 19, 2020
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john b
Valparaiso, IN861 contributions
Oct 2022
What I liked about this Church is that it has wood everywhere inside. Never have seen anything like it. Gave it a 4 because it was almost toooo much. They have some history as part of an exhibit in the adjoining building with cripes in the basement.
Worth a stop.
Written October 18, 2022
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thefilipinotraveler
Stockholm, Sweden293 contributions
Jan 2022
From the photos of the inside, you will notice that this is a very ornate church but being able to see it in person was another thing. With baroque style architecture, this church is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Entrance fee is 8 Euros.
Written February 24, 2022
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