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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
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Gold Hearted Church

Even after the french came invading the city l looking for the cities gold and silves and jewels, this church still made it for us to see today. So rich in story and tales. So... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even after the french came invading the city l looking for the cities gold and silves and jewels, this church still made it for us to see today. So rich in story and tales. So amazing to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very beautiful church with all the wood carvings. Although I'm a little bit disappointed because we need to pay to go inside the church, maybe because it's more like a museum now rather than a real church. And after we pay, we can't even take one single picture inside the church! Huh!

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Thank cindy l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The baroque decor in this church is phenomenal and unique. I have never seen anything like it. Some of the carvings are a bit dark (i.e. Beheaded monks), but the craftsmanship is really stunning. The ticket covers the church and the catacombs, which I personally found frightening so I didn't spend more than 5min there. Photos are not allowed in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is beautiful inside showcasing baroque style decorations. However, it also has catacombs accessible separately if desired. I would recommend a tour of them or at least take a guide brochure.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting church. In the basement there is a cemetery created in the 18th century with the tombs on many monks. Some of the skulls are displayed. An extra fee is required for the main part of the active church but worth the small fee.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a mandatory place to visit in Porto. You'll be completely amazed by the beauty and richness of this Church. All the inside is Gold Painted. Go for it

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to see in this church, lots of history about Porto and the religion of the people. Museum attached to the church with three floors, well set out. Access into church at end of tour, very interesting and impressive building

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely stunning church! We were advised that there are many beautiful churches in Porto but that of all of them the inside of this one was a must-see, and they were right! It's absolutely stunning! The catacombs are really interesting and worth going down to as well! If you go into only one church in Porto make sure it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

My wife, two children, relatives and I visited Porto in August 2016. The Sao Francisco Church is one of many great attractions in the center of old Porto. The center of old Porto is very compact and with careful planning you can visit many of the sights by walking in one long day. The Sao Francisco Church has many steps... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I have never seen something as stunning as the interior of this church, all those golden decorations in the chapels, the feeling of being so small in front of God...

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