São Gonçalo Church
São Gonçalo Church
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a stunning church both inside and out. As expected, the interior is lavishly decorated but the main feature has to be the stunning reredos with its intricate art work. I thought that the colourful marble columns were particularly beautiful.

I also liked the pulpit which, with its faux curtains at the rear, looks like a
box seating in a theatre. The anat-voix (sounding board) above the pulpit is also beautifully made.

And the final piece that caught my eye was the refreshingly modern marble lectern, which is a lovely, fresh looking piece of sculpture.
Written 14 June 2023
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B T
London, UK1,216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
It is OK but nothing special. I don't think it is worth the effort to visit, especially on a day trip from Porto, there are churches there just as good and many are better.
Written 20 May 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,076 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Is this the largest church in town? I am not sure, but it is very large and on a large open square. We went in and were impressed with the grandeur and decorations.
Written 7 March 2023
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SBRavens
COLUMBIA279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Probably the most ornate and pretty church of all we visited. Churches/Cathedrals/Monastery visited before - Alcobaca, Tomar, & Batalha were grander but bare.

The church square outside, side streets and the Sao Goncalo bridge were all picturesque. We stayed in the area for an hour before continuing on to Guimaraes (from Monsanto).
Written 21 October 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,076 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Because this is obviously the largest church in town, we made it a point to go inside and see the nice church art. It is quite grand for such a modest city.
Written 13 September 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,076 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were walking in the center of town and could not miss this huge church as it is the largest structure around. Parts of it are very old. The story and the worship of the patron saint are a bit odd, but an important part of the town's lore.
Written 15 May 2022
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John L
Grand Bend, Canada2,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The striking St Goncalo's Church and Monastery anchors one end of the historic Ponte de Sao Goncalo. Construction of the present Church and Monastery began in 1543 and completed in 1620 on the site of a 13th century chapel.
Written 21 March 2020
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Sarah C
Atlanta, GA519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We were in town on a Sunday afternoon, the doors were wide open...which I love that they do in Europe. We walked in, some people were praying. Other's were walking around. Beautiful church, such great detail in the building. The organ up stairs is pretty. We visited then walked around, came back as we heard singing. They had a Sunday evening church service...not that I could understand anything it was still beautiful to observe
Written 9 October 2019
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Michael M
Lee's Summit, MO1,159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
One of the many amazing sites we visited while in Portugal. A bonus were the bakeries in the small town leading to the church. It is one of the many sites you should visit when in Portugal
Written 8 October 2019
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Cetatzeni
Bucharest, Romania478 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The church is built from the local granite and has some features brought there by the Spanish masters.
It includes the tomb of Saint Gonzalo who is considered the patron of the city
Written 4 September 2019
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