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“DON'T TRUST PHOTOS” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara)

Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara)
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Private Porto Secrets Walking Tour
Ranked #37 of 240 things to do in Porto
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“DON'T TRUST PHOTOS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Don't trust photos on Tripavisor!!! It is NOT a large white church on the other side of the river!!! The church is small and hidden behind the police station not far from Se Catedral and Bishop's palace. IT IS CLOSED Monday - Friday between 12:30 and 15:30. The Church is AMAZING and WONDERFUL inside! And ONLY inside. Must see in Porto.

Visited October 2013
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“Just simple and beatiful golden works in Porto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Ok so I've visited Porto in the past week and after having a tour with "The Other Side - tourism company", the guide joan told us that we must visit this church during our stay in Porto. Monday morning it was the first thing to do and let me tell you, what a beatifull place. The church is very hidden next to the police station. When you go inside you can admire amazing gold leaf works and a beautiful altar. A Must do!

Visited October 2013
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Santa Fe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Igreja Santa Clara is hidden off a small plaza. Look for a sign by the street Igreja Santa Clara and then a police building. There is an arch by the left of the police building, go thru and prepared to be underwhelmed by the faded, stone exterior. Inside, be prepared to be flabbergasted. This small church will take your breath away. The interior is completely covered in carved wood which has been gilted. I only wish it had been a sunny day as I imagine we would have been blinded by the light. It is deserted and the solitude only heigthened the majesty of this artistic marvel. Well worth a visit. Photos (non flash) are allowed and no charge. Although, it is impossible to walk away without a donation.

Visited October 2013
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macabim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

thebeutiful an d colourful church ,impressive and well stored
typical for portugalstyle ,the centre of hystorical region

Visited September 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

It is worth finding this little church. Note that it is closed between 12.00 and 3.30pm most days. The craft shown in all the wood is amazing and then the gold as well! Breathtaking.

Visited October 2013
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