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Address: Rua do Infante D. Henrique, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 206 2100
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Stunning church !!!

Absolutely beautiful and a must see when visiting Porto. The church is so ostentatious that it made it impossible to celebrate any religious office... I think that resume well the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful and a must see when visiting Porto. The church is so ostentatious that it made it impossible to celebrate any religious office... I think that resume well the beauty of the place.

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Washougal, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We first approached this church in the late afternoon, but it was closed (check the hours before going). It is a stunning building, shrouded in lights from dusk on. The next day we returned and were surprised that there was a fairly steep admission price, which included the main sanctuary and also the catacombs. We accomplished the whole tour in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The sheer amount of work, passion and craft is unbelievable. The carving and gilding, just blew me away. Catacombs interesting but not incredible...( been spoiled by other Ossuarys) anyway, all worth a good look around. €4.50 worth it just to see that Church interior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst it was very disappointing you are not allowed to take photos, the wood carvings and decor of this church are absolutley stunning. The quality of the craftwork, the intricacy of the designs and the sheer volume to see makes this one of the best churches I have seen worldwide - spend the Euro 3 to get in - and... More 

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Putignano, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't like baroque but this is different. The inner side of the church has an excellent and marvellous baroque stile in wood. Especially the altarpiece that depicts "Tree of Jesse" is amazing. It represents the family tree of Jesus with the 12 Kings of Judah who are connected through branches of trees to the body of Jesus.You also see... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside of the Church is really beautiful with the Baroque Decoration. The Tree of Jesse - a woodwork carving of family tree of Jesus is one of its kind. The museum was not so interesting.

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is gorgeous! It does cost money to go in, and you can't take pictures inside, but it's really nice. You can also tour the catacombs in the basement.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most distinctive churches in Europe and not to be missed! Even if you've been to the Vatican and think you've seen them all.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place with a lot of history and very old building. I have travelled a lot and have seen so many cathedrals and Iglesias in Spain already and this one is still worth a tiger visit

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid a tad over 4 euros to visit. The catacombs are really cellars with painted names on walls and a little uninspiring. The main church is incredible, especially the Tree of Jesse Carving. Ironic that when you consider the expense that must have been incurred when it was built, that one of the only beggars I saw in Porto was... More 

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