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Clerigos Tower, Porto

Categories: Observation Decks, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
Climb to the top of Clerigos Tower, an iconic symbol of the city. This tower behind the Clérigos Church was built in the mid-18th century. Its design contains aspects of Roman Baroque architecture, though it is modeled after Tuscan-style bell towers. While this structure can be seen from various places in the city--making it one of the most recognized sites of Porto and a compass for lost travelers--you can't fully experience the tower until you ascend the 240 steps to its peak. Once you reach the top of this six-floor trek, you will be rewarded with incredible views of the ancient city. Plan to visit Clerigos Tower during your Porto vacation using our convenient Porto family vacation planner.
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  • went with friends and climb to the top, Women), while the husbands were to view an exhibition that it was
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  • With all the history that surrounds, the Museum is excellent and very explanatory. The climb to the tower is also a great adventure with a gorgeous view over the city of Oporto. No doubt a point not to miss the visit to the port.
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  • Perfect view of Porto. You get the idea of the situation of the city. It is worth climbing. €3 per person.
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  • One of the highlights of our day in Porto! Awesome and cheap (3 euros) adventure up an ancient tower. Amazing views of the city in all directions are a great reward for burning those thighs.
  • Forget the nearby Lello bookstore and go up to Torre Clerigos. Great experience and cheap prices. While there try to sync your own views with google maps, to better understand the urban landscape.
  • The tower doesn't look that tall, but is 246 ft. high (about 24 floors high). One of the tallest buildings in Portugal. Climbing exhausted 240 steps to have superb views of the City, river, coast line and the valley. It is well worth.
  • Nice views at the top, cool organs and cheap entry. However the staircase is tiny and we got trapped on the top deck for 10 minutes because people kept coming up. Probably they need to regulate the amount of entrances better.
  • Amazing experience. To climb up the tower, there are a lot of people for not so much space. The spaces of exhibition and the halls around the church are not so interesting, but the view from the top of the tower worths the entrance fee.
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