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Worth the look.

Unassuming from the front, attracting a gentle stream of visitors mid weekday morning, probably at... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
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Often overlooked

Due to the fact that it's located across the street from the Sao Francisco church. It has a lovely... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Unassuming from the front, attracting a gentle stream of visitors mid weekday morning, probably at most ten inside at any time and no more than one or two choosing to sit. Impressive baroque gilded and busy but well done interior with much detail and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

I like this church because it is totally Porto. Just the right amount of gold baroque, also bright inside so you can see the detail. And there are tiles inside & out. All on a backdrop of the traditional portuguese white & granite masonry.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Igreja Paroquial de San Nicolau is located just opposite to the Sao Francisco church. The church is of a much smaller size but the white and blue tiled external facade still attracted passers-by. It is nice to enter the internal area and view the alters...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Due to the fact that it's located across the street from the Sao Francisco church. It has a lovely tiled exterior. I wasn't able to go inside but the exterior is worth a look.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lcb5310
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

The Igreja Paroquial de San Nicolau is definitely a church worth visiting. It's very wealthy and you can tell the sculptors who worked on the statues weren't beginners. The representations of Christ, of Mary and of other saints are so vivid that from a certain...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Steeve P
Reviewed November 14, 2017

This is a small church with several beautiful altars and some interesting sculpture. Take time to view the side chapels where some of the most interesting sculptures reside. The exterior is currently undergoing restoration, so access can be limited.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Located Nextdoor to our apartment, this small church is undergoing exterior restoration. Tonight as we walked by, it was open and we took the opportunity to visit. The interior is beautiful. Tonight there was music playing softly. The baroque alter carvings are gilded.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tom H
Reviewed July 22, 2017

I love blue and white glazed tiles, azulejos, so the facade of Igreja de S. Nicolau was another treat for me. Unfortunately, the church was closed at the time of our visit but I was happy to enjoy the lovely facade of this small church.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Based on photos posted of the inside of this small church, I had hoped to be able to get access but unfortunately it was closed on both occasions that we tried over two days before leaving Porto. Maybe we'll be lucky on our next visit?

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This small church has a beautiful blue tiled facade and the interior is quite lovely too. It is located just across the street from the Bolsa Palace towards the river.

Date of experience: July 2017
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