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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  • Plenty to see in this church, lots of history about Porto and the religion of the people. Museum attached to the church with three floors, well set out. Access into church at end of tour, very interes...  more »
  • An absolutely stunning church! We were advised that there are many beautiful churches in Porto but that of all of them the inside of this one was a must-see, and they were right! It's absolutely stunn...  more »
  • Interesting paintings, sculptures and an otherwise beautiful church and columbariet was exciting to see.
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