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“rococo and baroque all over”

Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara)
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

beautifully hidden, a few minutes from the Batalha square, a place to come and sit and medicate! Entrance is for free, which is not the case of the Sao Franciso church.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The entrance can be difficult to find for a first time visitor- a tip: from the Teatro Nacional de São João go down the street you see on the left (the larger one) and then find a little square with a police office - the entrance is next to it.
Another tip: the church can seem closed but you really have to roll the door handle!
Now the description: this is a jewel of the Barroque, you will feel overwhelmed by such technique and gold! Sit a while to breathe in...and out. Outside it is worth to go round the building and see the rest of an old wall, built to protect the limits of the old town.
The interior is gorgeous but in need of urgent restoration - donnate some money, not for faith, but for art, even if it is little.

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

The picture on the left belongs to Serra do Pilar Church, not to Santa Clara!
Santa Clara Church is near the Porto Sé (Cathedral), it is very small but very nice inside. Unfortunately, it is difficult to visit it, as most the times is closed. Maybe on sunday mornings during the mess one will be able to visit it.

Thank Luis074
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

Having visited Se Cathedral I thought I'd pop along to this former convent/living church on the basis that it was close by. For 2 Euro you can get a guided tour in the lower and upper chorus. The upper chorus is quite spectacular with gilded wood carvings and oil paintings, where as the lower chorus (where the nuns would live) was in need of some repair. Seemingly once the nuns entered the convent they were confined there; never to leave again. The sanctuary is rather beautiful although the guide told me that that church is fairly poor with an aging population, and there is a problem with termites. Look at the handle as you enter the sanctuary; it is a brass plated hand.

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Reviewed April 19, 2012

It's all gold and glitter. Super decorated and tells something of the glorious past of Portugal.

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