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Clerigos Tower

Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
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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 yesterday via mobile

The tower is located near the “PORTO” sign. For a small preview you get to enter the museum and go all the way up the tower. It can get crowded once going up the stairs and it gets extremely narrow and you go up higher....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katherinec865
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We climbed to the top, the views are stunning on a clear sunny day 360 of Porto, it must get a bit tight going up and down the steps when there are a lot of tourists.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patriciae251
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a view after climbing lots of stone steps with small windows to view your rise above this beautiful city.. then at the top a 360 degree view from a narrow walkway around the entire top of the tower to see Porto and surroundings from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pearlyww
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Q-Trip: Free organ concert daily at 12. (1) Q-Trip: Walk the balconies and see the benches shaped like a fish. See the organ up close. Get a head shot with Mary. (2) Q-Trip: The asp (3) and ... (4, 5, 6 ..._ a hop and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who visit Porto has to spend some time here and around. Very nice place and ambience. Just stay, walk around, drink something and see people and city in harmony. :-)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CeilaC8
Reviewed 1 week ago

At €5 per person this viewing point is great value for money. You will have to climb 240 narrow stone steps to get to the top but the uninterrupted views are worth it. You also get to see inside the church and its surrounding rooms.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ParqueTropical
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful church and amazing view from the top of the tower. The area around it is one of my favourites in Porto.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jhbuckleysmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbed the 240 steps on the tiny stairs to get to 360 views of Porto. On the way down, the carillon was playing. When we toured the church, an organist was playing. Don't skip the exhibition on the 2nd floor, it seemed to be the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidbE924MO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rising 76 metres it dominates the skyline and for €3 you can climb it to enjoy the view. Incredibly photogenic. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is 5€ to enter the museum area of the church and climb the tower, the church itself is free. I would recommend climbing the tower as the view over Porto is unmatched. There are two landings at the top of the tower, I would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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22 October 2018|
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Response from Anna-KaisaS | 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.