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Rua do Infante D. Henrique, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful baroque church, with wood carving and gold gold gold! Must pay €7, extra for another section. I thought it was worth it. No photographs allowed inside the church

Thank rapariga_madeirense
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The church looks wonderful from the outside and when you go upstairs you can see a wonderful panorama! However, I don’t recommend to buy a ticket to go inside because it’s not very special and the museum is very poor.

Thank KatrinaJohnsonn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

€7 entrance and worth it. The wood carving is extraordinary. Everything is gilded. The museum has a selection of carved women standing on or beside children which I found fascinating. I found the crypt unsettling with ossiaries underfoot, and knowing that I was surrounded by...More

Thank sophiep121
Reviewed 6 days ago

The most amazing golden church interior I have ever seen. Despite how simple it looks like from outside, you will be surprised. There were no masses on Sunday...that was strange. You have to pay to see the church and it's elements, but worth it. No...More

Thank Krisztian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive wood carved interior - the price was steep (€7) but includes a visit to the crypt next door.

Thank sylvestp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The 7 euros per person entry fee is always a disappointment. I prefer to make an offering. If you were religious you would have to pay to pray. Not any stained glass and heavy wooden gold leaf. Not to my taste and have seen more...More

1  Thank Soos52
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This church is decorated in the Baroque style, but earlier constructions are still apparent. The record says more than 500 kg’s of gold were used to guild the wood-carvings. It does distract from some of the religious meaning of the decorative art, but parts of...More

3  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This church is in a perfect location next to the palacio da Bolsa. We had extra time before we could go on the palace tour, therefore we went to see the church first. The church itself is free, but you need to pay an entrance...More

2  Thank mosaferNY
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic mix of the baroque and classic style. Our tour guide, Joana, provided great detail. Super ornate depictions of both Portuguese history and traditional Christian religious symbols. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Eric G
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Lots of gold all over the interior and the architecture inside the church is really beautiful. Also included in the ticket price is entry to the adjacent museum and also the crypt where lots of Porto's people were interred.

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988alexandrah
30 July 2018|
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Response from Moses P | Reviewed this property |
Opening time is at 9.00am to 6,00pm
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219mary
19 November 2017|
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Response from evelinevaz | Reviewed this property |
Maybe on books. It is no longer a church. It's a museum.
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219mary
19 November 2017|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
Online. Or you can pay for postcards. It is a world heritage site so I would just grab an online pic and use it on your posting.
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