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Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara)

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Largo 10 de Dezembro, Porto 4000-404, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it appears in the guidebooks, you really have to search it out. It was under partial restoration when we were there. Only one other couple was there so very peaceful. The guide in the church spoke excellent English, so he was able to present...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WC-Travelers-75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic sample of the rich Portuguese baroque. You should expedite your visit as they should close soon for 2 to 3 years of rehabilitation works.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alvaro1903
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The baroque interior of this church is beautiful I'm so happy we got to see inside. The church is soon to close its doors to the public for around two years due to restoration so visit soon. The church is almost hidden under a archway...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 4 February 2019

For me this is a far nicer church than the cathedral. The interior is spectacular. The alter with its steps to heaven design is impressive. It is highly ornate and full of light. This is in my opinion worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This church is something one has to see from a distance. From a close look it is impressive yet nothing to be defined as "must see"

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This church is tucked under an arch, beside a police station and we were fortunate to come across as it. Although its small, the interior is so very detailed. I think you could stare at it for hours. It’s certainly one of my favourite interiors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StacyMacDonald
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you have crossed the Bridge Luis I, you can climb up to this church and you have a nice spot to take pictures from the bridge as well as Ribeira area. For the church itself, it is one of soo many in Porto, not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

While visiting the church of Santa Clara, it was possible to visit only the convent, but not the church for which you need to be in a group. Beyond the inside, the big interest is the view over the city of Porto which is unforgettable.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This church is built on top of an outcrop and over looks the river and old city Worth the visit for the spectacular views of the city At night is the surrounds are lite The church is linked to the largest of the city monasteries

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 617collinm
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Church of Santa Clara is on top of Gala side on Douro River. Due to renovation processes, it has been closed and will last for year on completion. Nonetheless it is still nice to stroll around and take photos on top of the river.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.