Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, Porto

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Religious Site
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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  • Enjoyed! Location convenient enjoyed our visit so just one of the tour bus to pick the language of convenience.  more »
  • I liked a lot, despite the amount of churches I have already visited throughout European cities I travelled in my past 25 years travelling. And yet, some of them still impress me. This is one of them....  more »
  • Said to be the most decorative in Porto, you do have to ration yourself as there are so many churches and cathedrals all with lot's of decorative artwork. This was worth a visit ad you also get to see...  more »
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