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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  • 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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Portugal's second city offers a healthy variety and quantity of accessible accommodations. The historical city center on the northern bank of the River Douro teems with hotel options, ranging from budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses, which often have shared rooms, to upscale, luxury hotels housed in larger buildings and packed with amenities. All of these options place you conveniently close to the town's main sights, including churches, historical squares, and more. On top of that, many hotels on the northern bank boast good views from their hilltop vantage points. If you want to save big on cost, it's worth considering a more low-key hostel or small hotel on the less-popular southern bank.
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