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Clerigos Tower, Porto
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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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  • For many years this was the highest structure in Portugal. The climb is up a very narrow set of stairs; I now know the the clerics who once climbed it did not wear size 10 shoes! It's a squeeze at tim...  more »
  • Visit the Church, the Museum and the torre dos Clérigos is essential to meet the city of Porto. The Museum is very well structured. The Church is fabulous and the Tower gives access to a breathtaking view of the city.
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  • The rise of 200 steps is worth. The view from the top is spectacular and as there is between plants, is not very hard
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  • 3€ fee gives you access to the tower with all the great views of Porto. Just be prepared to walk all the way up, in tight spaces. Lots of exhibits with many relics and many portraits of the priests/monks who have served in this church. The walk up to the top is not the for weak, but worth the climb !
  • Nice tower, the climb cost just 3€ (very affordable) an the view over Porto is very nice. You can take nice pictures on the top (see GMaps).
  • Only 3 EUR for a fantastic view of Porto and a really interesting and creepy museum of pure evil (Christianity at its finest, with greed, torture, and gluttony), totally worth it. Also a great place to cool down in the hot summer days.
  • Nice place to visit. Breathtaking view of the Oporto city
  • 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.