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“Gold gold gold”

Igreja de Sao Francisco
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Full-Day Heart and Soul of Porto Tour
Ranked #12 of 246 things to do in Porto
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
“Gold gold gold”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

"Gold" is the first and only word that comes to mind when you visit this church. Like many of the other churches in Porto, and Portugal in general, everything is adorned with gold. It's a unique experience for history buffs and for that reason, a must visit, but don't expect the Sistine Chapel.

Visited July 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“This is barroque all the way!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This wonderful church was built in romanic style. Then Portugal received the influence of italian barocco, and added to it more gold, since it came easily from the colonies. The result you can appreciate in this nice church and convent

Visited May 2014
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Beautiful church”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

The wood carvings and gold leaf interior are amazing and definitely worth the visit.
It makes you wonder where all the wealth came from back in those days.
The catacombs are worth seeing but nothing special.

Visited June 2014
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Cerritos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Gold, gold and more gold!”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was a lovely working church in a pleasant area of Oporto. The inside was incredibly ornate and was definitely worth a stop.

Visited May 2014
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Windhoek, Namibia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“100KG of leafgold”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

What to expect of 100kg's of leaf gold? I had no idea... Everything is just covered in gold! Best 3 euro's (studentfare) I ever spent! Definately need to visit this, is a real treat on a hot day as it is nice and cool inside. Also visit the museum on the other side. The cellar holds catacombs.

Visited May 2014
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