Torre dos Clérigos

Torre dos Clérigos, Porto

Torre dos Clérigos
4.5
Observation Decks & Towers • Churches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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 Nasoni was invited to design and build this magnificent Heritage, considered National Monument since 1910. The famous church was built in the eighteenth century, between 1732 and 1749 and this was the most emblematic work of the architect Nicolau Nasoni. Is one of the most beautiful temples of baroque feature, and a reference in the history of Porto. The Exhibitions allow to discover the history of the Brotherhood of Clérigos, admire pieces from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century, in painting, furniture, jewellery and vestment collections. Christus collection, on the 3 floor, is a trip through time and space where art and religion complement each other.
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Tea Živković
Sombor, Serbia146 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Entrance to the church iz free. Entrance to the museum and tower cost 6€. The museum did not leave any impression, but 360° view from the top is worth to see. There are a lot of steps too the top.
Written January 14, 2022
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ugo100hmonte
Natal, RN495 contributions
Nov 2021
I didn't pay 3 euros to climb the 225 steps until the top of the tower, so I just can talk about the architectural beauty of the historical building. We were hosted near Avenue of Aliados, so we saw the tower many times, walking around the historical center of Porto
Written December 7, 2021
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO421 contributions
Sep 2021
If buying a ticket here just got you into and up to the top of the tower, the cost would be well worth it. But in addition, you get to tour the attached church as well which is equally beautiful inside. The highlight is of course the view from the tower with 360 degree views of this beautiful old city.
Written December 5, 2021
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal18,938 contributions
Nov 2021
In the historical part of the city of Porto, you have also the “Torre dos Clérigos” who got inaugurated in the year 1750. This tower and the “Casa da Irmandade”, which connects the church and the tower and once hosted the other services of the “Irmandade dos Clérigos”. Designed by architect Nicolau Nasoni, this set is one of the most notable examples of late-Baroque style in Portuguese territory and has been classified as a National Monument since 1910. You can see the tower from the outside, for the inside you have to pay a fee, and also for the museum. When you are entering and going up into the tower, you have a splendid view over the city of Porto, but beware of the steps you need to do until you arrive on the top.
Written November 29, 2021
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Marc_and_Kim_Z
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany2,000 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
At the edge of a vibrant part of town. You can walk through for free or pay a small fee to go up the tower and use the bathroom. Good place to start your tour of town and then walk down the hill.
Written November 25, 2021
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Eimear99
Ireland2,042 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Wow! What an experience! We visited early this morning… no queues…€6 entrance fee …. Quite a steep climb… no place for those who are scared of confined spaces…panoramic views of the city… 225 steps up… very confined area but worth the effort!
Written October 29, 2021
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Ros1943
Castlebar, Ireland975 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited at a quiet time of the year and as a result did not experience any of the issues with queues etc.

Wonderful tour of the church which highlights the history of the Catholic Church in Porto. Very interesting and a lot of amazing artefacts from the early centuries of Porto’s history.

The climb to the tower is a great way to see the city. Wonderful views from all sides of the tower and you get an amazing sense of the city.

Definitely worth a visit.
Written October 8, 2021
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Alexander W
Bishops Stortford, UK583 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
We primarily visited for the Clérigos tower, though you first need to make your way around the impressive church.
Once you’ve completed a circuit of the church, it’s a steep climb up the tower, though there are several places to stop & admire the view as you ascend.
Excellent views from the top.
Written September 28, 2021
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AlwaysOnTheGo53
San Francisco, CA177 contributions
Sep 2021
While the tower and the view from the top of the tower was very nice, the line for the experience, and even inside the experience, was far too lengthy.
Written September 20, 2021
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MARK T
4 contributions
Sep 2021
We did not do the church, but did do the tower at sunset. Great city view with a glimpse of the river.
Written September 16, 2021
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