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Church of Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, Porto

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The Clérigos Church is a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal. Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.The church was built for the Brotherhood of the Clérigos (Clergy) by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect and painter who left an extense work in the north of Portugal during the 18th century.Construction of the church began in 1732 and was finished around 1750, while the monumental divided stairway in front of the church was completed in the 1750s. The main façade of the church is heavily decorated with baroque motifs (such as garlands and shells) and an indented broken pediment. This was based on an early 17th-century Roman scheme. The central frieze above the windows present symbols of worship and an incense boat. The lateral façades reveal the almost elliptic floorplan of the church nave.The Clérigos Church was one of the first baroque churches in Portugal to adopt a typical baroque elliptic floorplan. The altarpiece of the main chapel, made of polychromed marble, was executed by Manuel dos Santos Porto.The monumental tower of the church, located at the back of the building, was only built between 1754 and 1763. The baroque decoration here also shows influence from the Roman Baroque, while the whole design was inspired by Tuscan campaniles. The tower is 75.6 metres high, dominating the city. There are 240 steps to be climbed to reach the top of its six floors. This great structure has become the symbol of the city.
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  • This church has recently been restored. I'm from Porto and has visited several times. It's a marvelous work with sculptures and paintings beautiful. You can visit her every day and the visit is free. Will only have to pay entry if you want to visit the collection of crucifixes and climb to the top of the tower. Despite the effort to climb so many stairs to a view of the harbour is truly beautiful. Has a single light and for those who like to photograph is mandatory.
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  • Located next to the Tower, Church of the clerigos lle also merit a visit. Well visible from the Sao Bento train station, his feet need to access good calves, but well worth the money.
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  • What is good is that you can access the two floors of this Church (paying 3 e) so there is a beautiful view on the statues and beautiful décor. then you go has the rise of the Tower clerk of the Church for a panorama 360 ° of the city about 193 markets attention has the rise...? I recommend it absolutely .of more in front you have the famous library of the Harry Potter film.
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  • Designed by Tuscan architect Nicolau Nasoni, who was accepted as a lay-brother of the Brotherhood and is buried in the temple. The Church of the Clerics, including its tower, is ranked by the Portuguese Institute of Architectural Heritage as a National Monument since 1910.
  • A must see in Porto
  • Vista linda no topo da torre. Vale a pena.
  • Very pretty facade
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  • General admission allows you to visit the Church and the Tower from its upper floors where the natural light enters and everything inside shines. You can also see the sights from the top or sit down and watch more details.
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