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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  • The Church is located at one end of the ponte d. Luís I, Vila Nova de Gaia. She gets on top of a hill, about a kind of wall, which is lit at night and is very beautiful. The view of the Douro River from the top is spectacular; a great ride for late, after meeting the wine cellars there next.
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  • A superb Church all in gold. A little hidden, it must pass a portal to access. We have seen it before its restoration, it will probably even more beautiful after. Gilding are impressive.
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  • The river view is stunning and so close to the Mount of the Virgin. At sunset then is too good
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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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