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Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, Porto

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Church
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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. Using our custom trip planner, Porto attractions like Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Church is a big disappointment. Noisy with camera phones everywhere. I have seen much better gold leaf churches but the worst was how noisy it was. Full of people taking photographs and a tour guide.....  more
    Church is a big disappointment. Noisy with camera phones everywhere. I have seen much better gold leaf churches but the worst was how noisy it was. Full of people taking photographs and a tour guide.....  more »
  • The Sao Francisco church is somewhat gloomy seen from the outside. How it looks inside I don’t know - it’s a principle for me not to pay entrance fee to God’s house. Instead I find it more... 
    The Sao Francisco church is somewhat gloomy seen from the outside. How it looks inside I don’t know - it’s a principle for me not to pay entrance fee to God’s house. Instead I find it more...  more »
  • Catacombs interesting. Went into church which was very ornate. Reason for poor review was the attitude of man on door of church who passed rude comment about how long we had stayed in church. He has.....  more
    Catacombs interesting. Went into church which was very ornate. Reason for poor review was the attitude of man on door of church who passed rude comment about how long we had stayed in church. He has.....  more »
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  • Beautiful church that serves as the national monument. Church is gold plated with the gold that came form Brasil. Place you have to see while in the town.
  • very nice museum and church
  • Worth a visit. It's stunning
  • Nice church.
  • Very nice.

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