Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, Porto

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Religious Site
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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  • I think that it is difficult to tell what it feels like in the Church. I went without many expectations and left excited, a baroque interior that leaves without words. The ticket-€4,5 (€3.5 If you are a student) but it's worth a lot.
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  • The building is worth especially for the Interior richly - that's an understatement - decorated. Stucco, marble and gold leaf wood are worked for the edification of the layman. Everything is scrollwork, tracery and curves that draw the eye to the sacred. The crypt is not essential and the catacombs Word put forward to say the visit is not much about.
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  • Interior is awesome and the history is worth understanding . Not large but worth lingering in to soak up the visuals  more »
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  • Unique monument
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  • Splendid. Visit
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