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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  • This is the most breath-taking display of gilded wood carving. It is only a shame that it is no longer a living church, or so it seemed. I would have loved to attend mass here: the craftsmanship is aw...  more »
  • The alter piece of the Jesse tree is the thing to see but I am still astounded by the the wealth on show - was this funded by the poor or the wealthy port merchants? Either way to be admired.  more »
  • This is a great Church. It is regrettable in the photo ban. Ornament representing the genealogy of Jesus and the altar is on the stairs is not to be missed.
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