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 see Clerigos Tower and other attractions that appeal to you using our Porto trip itinerary maker .
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  • The visit to the tower was very picturesque, from the top all over the city can be even on a rainy day as I've had to my the only drawback is that the ladder to gain access to the tower is very narrow and there rises and lowers so you stay locked the half way, that was very bad. You can see the Church which is small but spectacular.
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  • Easily found in Porto-it really can be seen from most of old Porto. A fee is charged to climb the tower-i don't have a head for heights so I didn't climb it. It's a great structure to loom at-as is th...  more »
  • Sadly the day I went to the tower there was a thick fog and the view was short. Church was impressive. However, my reason for giving it 3 stars is that I was confused as to what level the restroom was...  more »
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  • Not necessary. 5 euro ticket that forces you to see the church or the exhibition and then climb thru narrow staircases with no crowd management is not a high point for a Porto trip. Many other places to get an even better view.
  • Amazing heritage site, with so much to see. Often busy but worth the wait to see 360° viewpoint of Porto
  • Amazing view! Great way to see the city, even on a foggy day. It cost 4 euros to see the tower and museum and I thought the price was well worth it. Lots of steps to climb to get to the stop but I think it looks more daunting than it actually is. There are quite a few places on your way up to read information about the tower and to take a break and enjoy the view. It was also really neat to see some of the old relics. I am not extremely religious, but I still enjoyed the history, art and architecture.
  • you get an amazing 360 view of Porto from the top of the tower. For 4 euros its definitely worth visiting. There are a lot of stairs to climb, and few of the places it's very narrow. So can be a bit tricky when there are lots of people trying to cross.
  • The tower was way too crowded and overpriced - barely any space to move at the top and ushered down within 10 minutes. Visit the church but give the tower a miss, there are plenty of free viewpoints in Porto
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