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Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara)

Largo 10 de Dezembro, Porto 4000-404, Portugal
+351 22 205 4837
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Largo 10 de Dezembro, Porto 4000-404, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed since you couldn't walk around due to a major restoration. Nevertheless the less it's very impressive and you can easily imagine what it was like in the 18c when shiploads of gold was arriving from Brazil.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The church is a must visit in Porto. It's all wood artwork covered with plated gold. The church will have a full inside restauration in the near future, so possible the gold will shine better as today later when this happened ! A friendly church...More

Thank Guy V
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The interior of this church is much smaller but is done in a similar baroque style as the San Francisco church. The pews were covered during our visit and it appears that renovations are getting underway.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 30 June 2017

From the outside the building seems nothing special but the inside is a work of art. It is packed with carvings which need to be seen and covered in gold leaf. The church is not far from the top of the funicular railway.

Thank pedwar
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The most intricate carvings we have seen anywhere. The guy at the door who takes the tickets tells you to not take photos - which we found incredible. But, everyone was anyway. How can one not? It is fantastic!!!

Thank epique
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

You MUST GO HERE NOW. A fantastic unesco heritage church soon to be closed for renovations. An excellent enthusiastic guide who speaks English French and Portuguese. A must see

Thank martin p
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The Church of Santa Clara was under restoration when I visited. However, the walls are packed with intricate carving, guilded completely in gold. It is well worth the visit!

Thank Ice_D_8
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Got taken here on our Tuk-Tuk tour. Absolutely fantastic views overlooking the city and the river Douro from the grounds.

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We were in Porto in last November and found this church after seeing Sao Francisco church which was almost hidden behind behind Batalha Square. The outlook appeared very simple to us but interior was really impressive. The woodwork was fantastic. This was built in 15th...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

This beautiful church is an absolute must on any visit to Porto, Seeing is believing. It has only recently re-opened to the public after an extensive period of restoration work that is still very much in progress - a true labour of love. The church...More

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Julie D
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Response from epique | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, none of my searches found info. on times. There are phone numbers for the church listed. Upon arrival in the city there are many who speak English and could call on your behalf and inquire.