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Clerigos Tower

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Clérigos Tower is the foremost undisputed landmark of Porto and a reference in the city's history. Clérigos Tower opened its doors in 1763, becoming the highest bell tower of Portugal, with over 75 metres. In 1753 the Italian architect Nicolau...more
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Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
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This a a fine structure located in a really interesting little "neighborhood" filled with shops and is close to the shop JK Rowling used as a location for her Harry Potter books. There is a long line to get in it for coffee. We passed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tower is located near the “PORTO” sign. For a small preview you get to enter the museum and go all the way up the tower. It can get crowded once going up the stairs and it gets extremely narrow and you go up higher....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katherinec865
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We climbed to the top, the views are stunning on a clear sunny day 360 of Porto, it must get a bit tight going up and down the steps when there are a lot of tourists.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patriciae251
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a view after climbing lots of stone steps with small windows to view your rise above this beautiful city.. then at the top a 360 degree view from a narrow walkway around the entire top of the tower to see Porto and surroundings from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pearlyww
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Q-Trip: Free organ concert daily at 12. (1) Q-Trip: Walk the balconies and see the benches shaped like a fish. See the organ up close. Get a head shot with Mary. (2) Q-Trip: The asp (3) and ... (4, 5, 6 ..._ a hop and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who visit Porto has to spend some time here and around. Very nice place and ambience. Just stay, walk around, drink something and see people and city in harmony. :-)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CeilaC8
Reviewed 1 week ago

At €5 per person this viewing point is great value for money. You will have to climb 240 narrow stone steps to get to the top but the uninterrupted views are worth it. You also get to see inside the church and its surrounding rooms.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ParqueTropical
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful church and amazing view from the top of the tower. The area around it is one of my favourites in Porto.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jhbuckleysmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbed the 240 steps on the tiny stairs to get to 360 views of Porto. On the way down, the carillon was playing. When we toured the church, an organist was playing. Don't skip the exhibition on the 2nd floor, it seemed to be the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidbE924MO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rising 76 metres it dominates the skyline and for €3 you can climb it to enjoy the view. Incredibly photogenic. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful

Date of experience: January 2019
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fabsies
October 22, 2018|
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Response from Anna-KaisaS | Reviewed this property |
It’s best to go in the morning to avoid queuing. Be there just before the tower opens. BR, Anna-Kaisa
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October 22, 2018|
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July 17, 2017|
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Response from parkskov | Reviewed this property |
We spent 2 hours looking at the church and tower. Climbing the tower took time (15 minutes) because of people volume. Hust have to be patient.
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Porto in May- Cable Car (7 Replies)
Hi, I will be in Porto with a group of friends in May for 1.5 days and am planning on covering the following sites: Clerigos Tower, Rua de Santa Catrina, Majestic Cafe, Porto Cathedral, and Luis bridge. I see that there is a cable car by the bridge, but I cannot seem to understand where to take it from and where it takes you to. Can someone please clarify that? Is the cable car worth going at sunset? Also, is there anything else I should add/remove from the itinerary? Thanks!
April 11, 2018|
Response fromfjab|
The cable are is a very short run on the Gaia side of the river. It goes from river level, near to where the boats dock for the river cruises, up toward the Luis bridge. It's only a few hundred meters long. I have done it once. One of the things we did do was take the hop on/off bus. There are two routes, one of these routes goes out towards the coast. Also the one hour river cruise is IMO worth it and obviously Port tasting. Hopefully locals will also add ideas.
Wendy W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Porto Itinerary (4 Replies)
Hi I've just booked a four day break to Porto between Christmas and New year. I have been googling all afternoon!! So far on my list are - Cais de Ribeira, Serralves Museum, Sao Francisco Church, Palacio da Bolsa, Cathedral, Clerigos Tower, Dom Luis Bridge. I don't think we would probably go to all of these, bur wondered if I have missed anything? We like a bit of culture and a few beers! Also any ideas for good and cheap(ish) vegetarian food places? I wondered about going to Espinho beach...More
December 18, 2016|
Response fromWendy W|
Thanks cubsur! We should have been in Lagos yesterday, but flight cancelled yesterday and couldn't find another suitable one at the right time etc! Looking forward to Porto though! Thanks as usual for your help!!
pdmse
Toronto, Canada
Clerigos Tower (5 Replies)
What is the best time of the day to climb the tower? I read that there can be a 45 min to 1 hour wait!
July 27, 2017|
Response fromPortolover_12|
The best time to visit the tower is early in the morning, but, there are so many tourists in the city, that it is possible you can find some queues