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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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  • Beware if you are tall or of a larger build. I had a rucksack which was catching the walls when climbing the steps, there is no/little passing on your way up especially the Kat bit getting to the very...  more »
  • The truth is that we only climb the Tower spectacular views are otherwise remains a church with its altar with their bodies with its Museum
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  • The Torre DOS Clérigos is one of those tourist attractions who disappointed travelers with some experience. As obliged as overrated and disappointing, allows a panoramic view of Porto for which is not worth a wait next 40 minutes. 200 steps easily acceptable not more than that can be glimpsed from some of the accessible viewpoints of the old town overlooking. ID, because there are that go but... best be is walking to flush of soil.
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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.