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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  • Located on the rear of the Palace of the purse a little height, don't miss this marvel. In a style that I would describe as baroque rococo, its walls are covered with wooden panel carved with a polychrome breathtaking. It is certainly the most beautiful I have ever seen in this style. You can continue the visit by the catacombs and a chapel. Are also interested in the history of the Franciscans who were persecuted before the King takes their defenses...
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  • The security guard that we attended at the door of the Church was quite rude and thuggish, gave in advance by fact that were not going to come in, we were talking about with and whistled and is towards the pasota, in fact not entered to see the church because the treatment given to us. He almost would not give us any information. We are left with the desire to enter, to see if for the next
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  • Worth a visit especially for the incredibly ornate gilded interior of the church. The catacombs are also interesting and it's very cheap, with one ticket for all the attractions. 
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