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Largo de Sao Francisco, Guimaraes 4810-429, Portugal
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

I went in this church the day I was leaving Guimaraes. When I entered this very elaborate church, I just could not believe my eyes, I thought I had seen all types of churches. It's difficult to explain what is worth seeing in this church,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

This building is really impressive, vast and with an awesome baroque decoration. If you don´t have much time to explore Guimarães, this is one of the places you should put first in your list of places to see. The façade seems a bit austere from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Very serene and you feel very pious when you enter this church in particular. It’s very ornate and yet feels very welcoming and humble.. must visit. We were lucky to go during the day and again in the night and got a preview of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank brian181112
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Inside the church are amazing gilded altars and decorations. Each alter is more interesting as you approach the main altar.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Any tour of Portugal will inevitably include a visit to at least one of the countless churches found throughout the city. Before you reach your fill be sure to see this particular church while in Guimaraes. The late 14th century building has an interesting blend...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are wandering around go in and look at this church but there is nothing spectacular...just another large church.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 1 August 2016

we were welcomed by the priest, making the visit and explinations for us in french and I received a holy postcard of St Francisco as gift! Never forget this moment! The churche is beautifully decorated.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank minhue
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Located just outside the walled old city lies this massive church and adjoining convent. The interior is quite ornate and is covered in blue and white tiles and a gold gilded altar. The interior ceiling is a massive stone/concrete arch, also highly stylized. The exterior...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I agree with other reviewers - this is worth a detour out of town to visit and once inside, dont forget to look at the ceiling.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank juliatk168
Reviewed 25 December 2015

A lot of details emerge in this big church. It should not make you indifferent any of the altars and decorations shown

Date of experience: December 2015
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