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Address: Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 014 5489
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Clérigos Tower is the foremost undisputed landmark of Porto and a reference...

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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Excellent views of Porto

We timed our visit so we could see a sunset and it was spectacular. As December is considered an off season in the tourism industry in Porto this particular site was busy. I could... read more

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We timed our visit so we could see a sunset and it was spectacular. As December is considered an off season in the tourism industry in Porto this particular site was busy. I could not imagine being there in high tourism. The stairways are very narrow and dimly lit making it difficult for 2 way traffic. Worth the visit for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tower is definitely a landmark in Porto--helpful for knowing where you are in a city of hills! We expected there might be an elevator, but there is not. A staircase takes you all the way to the top where there are indeed stunning 360 degree views, including the mouth of the Douro where it meets the Atlantic. The mitigating... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clerigos Tower is part of a building with a church and former infirmary. The designer was Nicolau Nasoni, Italian architect, who has many of its work in Porto. The tower is made of granite, Barroco style, is around 75 m high (240 steps). The construction took 9 years and it was completed in 1763. It's worthwhile visiting as it allows... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is true Ex-Libris of Oporto City. Designed by French Architect Nicolau Nasoni, it's the most well known and Important symbol of the city. The Church has just been completely renewed. From the Tower, you an amazing 360 degrees view over the City.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful places for a 360º sight seeing view to the entire city of Porto. Be prepared to climb lots of steps but it'll worth the effort. Enjoy and take lots of pictures to remember.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Put your walking shoes on for this tourist site. Slow and steady gets you to the top, but oh what a view of the city. A must see while in Porto.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to visit. It will give a good perspective of the city. A bit crowded and some waiting time to get there but it worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good way to spend an hour. You have to climb to the top and walk around, but the views will be your greatest reward.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Clerigos nearly after 9:30am as is one of the most visited monuments in Porto. Its is definitely worth your time. The views from the top are unbelievable. Just make you are not claustrophobic as to reach the top you will need to go up a really tight staircase with people going up and down at the same time. Bear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great visit. There are a lot of stairs to get up to the top, and it gets tighter the higher you go. But it is totally worth it! You do have to be careful for people going the opposite way from you since it is tight, but there are spots to move aside. The views at the... More 

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