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Clerigos Tower

Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
+351 22 014 5489
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Clérigos Tower is the foremost undisputed landmark of Porto and a reference in the city's history. Clérigos Tower opened its doors in 1763, becoming the highest bell tower of Portugal, with over 75 metres. In 1753 the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni was invited to design and build this magnificent Heritage, considered National Monument since 1910. The famous church was built in the eighteenth century, between 1732 and 1749 and this was the most emblematic work of the architect Nicolau Nasoni. Is one of the most beautiful temples of baroque feature, and a reference in the history of Porto. The Exhibitions allow to discover the history of the Brotherhood of Clérigos, admire pieces from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century, in painting, furniture, jewellery and vestment collections. Christus collection, on the 3 floor, is a trip through time and space where art and religion complement each other.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“worth the climb” (72 reviews)
“narrow stairs” (37 reviews)
“degree view” (17 reviews)
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Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
+351 22 014 5489
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see if you are in Porto. You can see the city and it is amazing. Not difficult to climb especially if you pay attention to the system that they have : when to go up and when to get down.

Thank Raducu L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My general philosophy is that if you’re in a European city and there’s a tower you should climb up it, but I’d give this one a miss. We waited in line for 30 minutes-plus and once we got into the tower it was insanely crowded....More

Thank Cara R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While the church is beautiful, the real treat is the view from the tower......don’t miss this if you can climb the 200+ steps! It is a bit of a walk “up” from the river area but well worth it!

Thank bandman15
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The building together with the church was nice, although very crowded and difficult to climb with backpack and children. Views to the city are better from Gaia. Entry was reasonable (4 eur), but they don't take cards.

1  Thank Becsey Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral. We loved touring through the entire place until we began climbing the stairs that were so narrow. We pressed on to the top in hopes of open air. Disappointed to find it completely overcrowded and no where to stand. Not recommended for anyone...More

Thank Sherri P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Echoing what most have said about this attraction...the climb is not too bad, as European church towers go, and the views are magnificent. The staff could really take some steps to control the traffic flow in the VERY narrow staircase, but worth the visit

Thank Georgie P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Offers lovely views of Porto and quite a beautiful church! Was a bit tough navigating the staircase - would've been better if they controlled the final flight up. Worth the climb!!

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reward of the great view after the effort of climbing all the stairs was well worth the effort. However on 3 occasions we found more than 1 staff member unobliging and rude. This involved no help in manouvering the dodgy turnstiles, being firmly directed...More

Thank Jillian F
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you follow any tourist map the tower is easy to find. The tower is actually part of the Clerigos Church and is the bell tower. The architecture is interesting with some baroque style. When you reach the top, the panoramic views of the city...More

Thank caribbean_breezes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just visited the church as my asthma was acting up and I wasn't up to the stairs for the tower climb, nor am I a fan of heights! I'm sure I would have had a better experience if I'd had the views, so don't...More

Thank Jamie K
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Matilde N
17 July 2017|
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Response from parkskov | Reviewed this property |
We spent 2 hours looking at the church and tower. Climbing the tower took time (15 minutes) because of people volume. Hust have to be patient.
Lorena F
10 August 2015|
Response from Frances S |
No, only service dogs are allowed in this local.
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14 March 2015|
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Response from PedroAPereira | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open on Easter. They only close on Christmas and the New Years day. The other days they are open from 9am to 7pm