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Church of Sao Pedro dos Clerigos

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Address: Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto, Portugal
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Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour
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Visit the church, then take to the tower.

A very beautiful church which is free to visit. As you look around you will notice a high walkway within that in fact goes behind the altar piece. This is accessed if you take the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A very beautiful church which is free to visit. As you look around you will notice a high walkway within that in fact goes behind the altar piece. This is accessed if you take the tower tour next door. This tour gets busy and the wait can be 45 minutes so start your sightseeing day here. Its an easy walk... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

As others have said nothing really special inside, a tower you have to pay to climb up!?! Hard to find the way into the church, main doors say closed! Best part of this church are the steps and view down the Main Street by the " locked entrance"' A great view of the cable cars trundling up and down the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went into the church, which seemed a lot smaller and plainer than I imagined, but as ther was a charge to go up the tower we did not bother, especially as ther were so many steps

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New Providence, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you happen to be at the Clerigos, stop in at this church. It is free, but there isn't any exceptional about it.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

There is not much special about this church. There are some interesting artifacts and artwork. Otherwise, a special trip to see this is not necessary.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a lovely church and it is very grand, but personally, I prefer the stunning azulejo churches. This is lovely, and you should visit, but don't prioritise it over the others in the city. The rower is unbelievably busy, so you will have to queue for a very long time.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Entry to the church is free and not crowded and is best combined with a visit to the tower as that also gets you to look into the church from above. I gather this is the only oval church in Portugal and the dome fell down twice during construction.

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Kincardine, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I didn't bother to go up the tower because the lines were too long. Maybe better to go on a weekday if you want the view from the top of the tower? I did visit the church, though, which was stunning. The whole building is the masterwork of the 18th century expatriate Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni, whose work is all... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This Church took my breath away, it is stunning and has a great back story. It is incredible to witness.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I didn't visit the church itself, just went up the tower for the view. Well worth it, although lots of steps, of course. Best view of Porto. Try to go there at an off-peak time: I was stranded at the top in a traffic jam for a while waiting to come back down as a large group of made their... More 

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