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Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara)

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Address: Largo do 1 Dezembro, Porto, Portugal
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The most beautiful church in Porto

Santa Clara church is a beautiful place to visit, one of the most beautifull churches of Porto if not the most. (Warning: this cover photo does not reflect the location of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2015
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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Santa Clara church is a beautiful place to visit, one of the most beautifull churches of Porto if not the most. (Warning: this cover photo does not reflect the location of the church)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Very beatiful church! Perfect details inside! Amazing portugeese arhitecture in exterior. Must have attraction

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Castro Marim, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

this church is not to be missed. It is absolutely awash in painted tiles, called Azuleos in Portugal, even the outside walls.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Its façade is plain, but the interior of this 15th century church was transformed into one of Portugal's most wonderful examples of woodwork and gilding in the 17th century. It is a rococo and baroque masterpiece and it will impress you much. The church is a bit hidden behind a small square, and a little hard to find.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

It is not easy to find it, beside a police station and there is only a little sign where it is. That is the reason that there are no tourists, when we visited for twenty minutes we were alone in the church. You get in through a renaiisan ce gate from the 15. century. It is the best gold wood... More 

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London
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

The church has a sign posted telling you where it is and is not far from the square near Se Cathedral. The main engineer was kind enough to open the fence and allow me to get in, yet only to be told when the works will be finished and why everything is covered to treat the wood for termites etc.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Several reviewers tell us that it's hard to find. And so it is. We made the effort because it is, reputedly, a real gem of a place. At the time of our visit the area all around the chapel square looked like a building site and the church itself was closed for renovations. However, it gave us an opportunityto call... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

There was no warning anywhere - even in the tourist offices - that the magnificent church of Saint Clare was closed for refurbishment. We turned up after a lengthy stroll to find all entrances blocked off. Another party turned up afterwards and I attempted to ask a thin man with curly hair and a necklace who appeared to be the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

I am not religious so I visit churches for the history and architecture, but this church has a peaceful, calm feeling and I even sat for a while which I would not normally do.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

You have to go to this baroque church with an unique work in "talha dourada" - gold wood carving. Hidden behind a police headquarters, near the cathedral.

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