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Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara)

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Address: Largo do 1 Dezembro, Porto, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 205 4837
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USD 16.16*
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Don't miss this stunning Church

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Woking, Surrey
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Woking, Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 is free to visit. The wood carvings are breath-taking. During our "tour" we had a... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We took a look inside to be very impressed by the wood carvings around the walls. Free to enter and worth a look. The restoration is yet to be finished but still great

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The photo that you see on every post card? Well go here and you dont need the postcard ;) one of the best views of the old part of Porto

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This church is currently closed for major restoration, with no information available about when it is due to re-open, so check with the tourist office before you go out of your way to visit. Meanwhile, if you’re in the vicinity, it is worth taking a quick look at the exterior. (It’s only a few minutes walk from the cathedral).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This is the the place to visit the church is circular and also the cloisters are as well which is most unusual. We took the more expensive tour which was €3 each and meant we had a tour of the church and also the 140 step climb up the tower escorted by the military as this is a live barracks... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Santa Clara is one of the most beautiful churches of Porto, if not of Portugal. the construction began in 1416 to install here the monastery of Saint Clare brotherhood. At the beginning, it was of Gothic style, but by the first half of XVIII century, the interior was completely covered by the best Baroque gold carving work you ever have... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Must visit during sunset hours. the best view of Porto for sure. Couples, should should visit this place and so romantic. Must visit

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Norfolk England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

This is an old monastery. There are 2 options when visiting, one is s ticket only to the visitors centre & cloisters & the other access to the alter & up the spiral staircase to take in the views of the city. This part is via escorted visit only so is only available at certain times of the day. Worth... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Told it was the most beautiful church, so obviously well worth a visit when it is open. The restoration works should have been completed by Oct 2015 but very much ongoing, otherwise would have had a better star rating I'm sure.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

it was a typical Portuguese church...beautiful but not to dissimilar from others. Free and easy access.

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