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Igreja de Sao Francisco

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The St. Francis Church in PORTO

Amazingly beautiful barroc work, ... do not miss the visit to the tombs under the church, a bit spooky but a "must" .

Reviewed 11 August 2013
mariana b
Porto, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Amazingly beautiful barroc work, ... do not miss the visit to the tombs under the church, a bit spooky but a "must" .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

for 3€ you can see this spectacular church, the small museum and the catacombs. be sure to see the church of santa clara first though.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is one of the few churches where you have to pay for entrance, but you are also allowed to a small museum. Woodwork all over the church is fascinating. they say some 200 kg of gold was used to cover the carvings (and obviously to fake as it was all made of gold) but now you can see how... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Surely one of the most magnificent examples of Baroque decoration anywhere in the world, hovering between the sublime and the ridiculous (but really sublime). Be sure to look for the remaining traces of the original Gothic painting on the arch as you enter and in the chapel on the front right side. This is a MUST SEE for anyone with... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

One of the most beautiful alter churches i've ever visited. You cannot take pictures.. That's bad alright!!! :-)

Thank HugoSampaio
Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Woodcarving I have never seen before! It isn't a church anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't sit down and take your time to reflect . . .nearly necessary in apace like that

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

As far as cathedrals and churches go (and I have seen many), this one is one of its kind. Impressive and massive wooden panels and statues cover the inside walls, witness of a time when Porto was a wealthy town.

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Lunel, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

lots of steps and a paid one as its no longer sanctified the price includes on the tcket selling side a small collection of itrms from the church and a b visist to catacoombs which we did not attempt across and more steps in to the church very heavy dark baroque I didn't like it at all even the man... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Nothing spectacular from the outside, you mat actually pass it by without a second glance, there are plenty of more attractive churches in Porto. But the inside is an altogether different story/ It is simply sumptuous. The whole church is covered with unbelievably complex and beautiful wood carving. If visiting Porto, and you should, don't miss this church/

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Church has entry fee but it is worth of it. Inside are oakwood and golden carvings. These are really superb.

Thank varsha156

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