Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), Porto
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At the hidden, 15th-century Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), view some of Portugal's most impressive and beautiful woodwork and gilding. Just minutes from Batalha Square, discover the small church tucked away from mainstream tourism. The church's exterior is relatively simply designed, but the structure's interior was transformed in the 17th century into an intricate work of art. Walk inside and admire at the unbelievably detailed Rococo and Baroque masterpiece that covers the entire interior of this building. Though it does not compare in size to other Portuguese cathedrals, the might of this church's ornate interior makes it just as beloved and worthwhile to visit. Arrange your visit to Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Porto using our Porto holiday planner.
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  • Beautiful church all in GOLD! She is a little to hide, hide very well but inside it is a true treasure! The gentleman who was present to explain that they had restored it has renovation inside and outside go soon start for an indefinite period not being some of the work to be done in it (discover things not intended..) He speak french very well!
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  • Beautiful churches with everything inside in gold. Too bad the photos are prohibited. A guide gave us some explanations on the history of the monument. Very interesting. A great place to see in Porto. One of the most beautiful churches. Small, a little hidden, it leaves desire and deserve.
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  • The Church of Santa Clara is a Catholic Temple located in the parish of the Cathedral, in the city of Porto, in Portugal. In its interior we can find one of the best examples of the art of Baroque gilded Johannine. Built next to the more visible Fernandine walls haul, Santa Clara's Church was completed in 1457, so with the monastery which was set. This was an application of the Franciscan Poor Clares nuns who wanted to replace the previous monastery, 13TH century more small and modest. Church construction (1416-1457) gilt (1730)
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  • There's some creepy stuff in here but it's very low access - one part of one room that just lets you look into the distance. It's worth seeing since it's free, but the wall nearby is much better. Btw it's watched over by a very knowledgeable guy who knows all the languages you might need.
  • Interesting (assuming you know what you're looking at; check wikipedia at least). Kind of BDSM-ish, isn't it? After visiting Igreja Santa Clara, at the pateo, don't forget to walk a bit further and visit Muralha Fernandina (old city wall with great views).
  • The secret gateway to visit the muralha fernandina
  • The most beautiful church in Porto
  • It may be along with San Francisco, the most beautiful church of Porto and one of the most beautiful churches of the Iberian peninsula. Baroque in its purest form with works in wood, plaster and stone. Explosion of golds from the roof to the ground. The cover also deserves to be named and photographed. Hidden behind a wall, an arch gives access to a patio where you can see the cover of carved stone that gives entrance to the temple. For the absent-minded traveler, look for the entrance arch to the left of the police station. Between and let yourself be dazzled by one of the least visited and most beautiful port.
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