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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  • If you're only going to one Church in Porto then make it this one. The ticket entry is small (4 euros) and you can not take photos - which is a shame but understandable since the average tourist seems...  read more »
  • This church is a remarkable Portuguese Baroque building. The interior is simply beautiful and has a wonderful Gisé tree. Was invaded and used as a stable by the French soldiers in the raids, but it is now fully restored. Has a Museum and the catacombs. It is worth enjoying. From the outside there is a superb view over the Douro River.
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  • The Church of St. Francis has a fascinating gilded and is one of the must-see places when it wants to meet the port
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  • Splendid. A must-see
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