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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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  • Visiting the clerigos Church and the Torre dos Clérigos was wonderful. The Church is very beautiful. And climb to the top of the tower is a great exercise. It may cost a little bit, because they are a lot of steps, but it's worth it, because upstairs has a magnificent view of the city of Porto. Also not to miss the sight of clerigos Tower through the garden of olives, over Ride the clerics. The port is the best place for a coffee, listen to good music, chatting and sunbathing is unique and unforgettable.
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  • Milestone in the history of the city of Porto, with a climb to the top with more than 200 stairs not too wide that leads to an unparalleled view, dominion over the city than in the delights of a unique pleasure.
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  • We decided to go and visit the tower and get to the top to see the view. The climb is hard and you have to do some zig zag because the scale is very narrow at the bottom. At the top you can enjoy a unique and breathtaking. If you do not go to the top one you lose something really unique.
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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.