Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, Porto

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Along the riverbank, the Baroque styling of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco draws visitors with its gold, marble, and wood interior. This monument dates to the 14th century, when its construction was initiated by King Ferdinand. The church features decoration from as late as the 18th century, including pillars and columns with cherubs, plants, and animals adorning the surfaces. The amount of gold inside the church is said to total 400 kg (880 lbs). See the catacombs below the church, which house a museum with monastery artifacts. You can also view an underground cemetery, with thousands of exposed human bones. Put Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco at the forefront of your travel plans using our Porto vacation generator.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The Museum is small enough. The catacombs are not very impressive, but because it is included in the price of admission is not more a ride. It is a very beautiful church, perhaps the best I saw in every port. It is worth paying the price of the ticket only by the beauty of the interior of the Church. Within the Church it is not allowed to take pictures.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Very beautiful monument, a lot of gold, woodwork carved in gold, it shines around you take full eyes, the restoration is complete, there are the catacombs to visit too. Interesting.
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  • August 19, 2017
    I had promised to visit the Church first of all the historic buildings of the city. I haven't been disappointed. A masterpiece of Baroque art. Recommend a visit to the catacombs in the building across from
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