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Clerigos Tower

Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
+351 22 014 5489
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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 Nasoni was invited to design and build this magnificent Heritage, considered National Monument since 1910. The famous church was built in the eighteenth century, between 1732 and 1749 and this was the most emblematic work of the architect Nicolau Nasoni. Is one of the most beautiful temples of baroque feature, and a reference in the history of Porto. The Exhibitions allow to discover the history of the Brotherhood of Clérigos, admire pieces from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century, in painting, furniture, jewellery and vestment collections. Christus collection, on the 3 floor, is a trip through time and space where art and religion complement each other.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“worth the climb” (76 reviews)
“narrow stairs” (39 reviews)
“degree view” (19 reviews)
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Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
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"worth the climb"
in 76 reviews
"narrow stairs"
in 39 reviews
"degree view"
in 19 reviews
"italian architect"
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"worth the effort"
in 26 reviews
"ex libris"
in 14 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 21 reviews
"entire city"
in 15 reviews
"highest point"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 35 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 19 reviews
"porto city"
in 16 reviews
"douro river"
in 17 reviews
"euros"
in 97 reviews
"exhibition"
in 68 reviews
"narrower"
in 20 reviews
"queue"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The climb is quite high and sometimes the staircase is so narrow that you have to wait for other tourisys to climb down, but it is worth the effort. It offers a great view of Porto and the river.

Thank mpasnikowski
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want amazing views of the Porto area, be sure to make this climb; your reward will be views that are well worth the effort.

Thank Zosia B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to the church in the off season so it didn’t take long for us to climb the tower and I would say it was pretty easy to do the stairs - I’m not hugely fit and I didn’t have a problem. It’s a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clerigos Tower ended up being my first port of call (excuse the pun) here in Porto. The church is nice, but everyone's here for the ascent up the tower. I went just after lunchtime and it was extremely packed. Ended up waiting about twenty minutes...More

Thank donutsam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful panoramic views all the way to the ocean and all around the city of Porto. The stairs are narrow but not too difficult to climb. Worth the money and an easy way to see the town.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church itself is beautiful. You can take the steps to go to the top of the tower, about 76m high and have a great view of the city. Make sure you have comfortable shoes on to go up. You will pay 5 euros for...More

Thank Renata D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As well as being a beautiful historic Church, the tower also has a wonderful view across Porto. Its a stiff climb up a narrow staircase. The flow of people is not very well controlled so there is a lot of stopping and starting in both...More

Thank sennockred
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't recall the price, but you needed to pay to enter the church as well as the tower. Perhaps 6 euros or so. We were more interested in the tower but unbeknownst to us were directed to the church first. Very nice. There are...More

Thank jazzie F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trams are a good way around the city even though now they do a very informative tour and show you many parts of the City of Porto and the river side out to the sea, A good way to pass and hour or so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing special about the church. Just a common beautiful church. But we really enjoy going up and down the tower.

Thank Simorangkir M
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Matilde N
17 July 2017|
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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.
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Lorena F
10 August 2015|
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No, only service dogs are allowed in this local.
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14 March 2015|
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Response from PedroAPereira | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open on Easter. They only close on Christmas and the New Years day. The other days they are open from 9am to 7pm
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