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Clerigos Tower

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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...more
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Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to see the roof tiles of Porto go to Clerigos tower. 12 euros and more than 200 steeps. Lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pactoledo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Magnificence! This was the best tourist thing I did in Porto. The Church, the exhibitions, the tower, the views, absolutely exquisite!!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 696sergiod
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to see the church and the tower on a Saturday morning and it was quite crowded. The church is beautiful and you do not have to pay for that part of the visit. The larger tour of the church and the tower cost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chasemarta
Reviewed 1 week ago

After few minutes of wait and more... the view on Porto is at its best. But ! What a stupid organization to let people going up without any place available in the stairs and at the top. The price to get at athe top could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the Clerigos tower. It gives you a great view of Porto. The narrow staircase is fun altough crowded !

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michel458italia
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the ex-libris of the Porto city. The church and the bell tower of Clérigos, with 225 steps, of baroque style, are a project of the italian architect Nicolau Nasoni.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Antonio S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church and the museum are interesting, but the highlight is the view at the top of the tower. Be aware of that there are some stairs to climb and that the corridors are very narrow.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Olaf G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to go early or you will be standing in a queue extending down the street at busy times. Interesting place, but one thing to note is that there is no banister when you climb the steps to the tower. The spiral steps are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ejsukidoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old tower with great views from the top. Narrow stairs and lots of people so a bit confined. Just be careful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alanm1c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum with really interesting exhibitions and tower. In the tower you can see nice view of Porto.

Date of experience: November 2018
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22 October 2018|
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Response from Anna-Kaisa S | Reviewed this property |
It’s best to go in the morning to avoid queuing. Be there just before the tower opens. BR, Anna-Kaisa
22 October 2018|
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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.