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Address: Rua Sao Filipe Nery, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 22 014 5489
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Do it - you won't regret it!!

I was doubtful about climbing the tower because of 200 plus steps and some of the reviews I read made it sound a bit daunting. However, I gave it a go and it was one of the best... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was doubtful about climbing the tower because of 200 plus steps and some of the reviews I read made it sound a bit daunting. However, I gave it a go and it was one of the best things I did in Porto. I'm in my fifties, far from fit and hardly a lightweight but the climb was really no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are numerous vertical experiences in Porto and this is excellent way to see that marvellous vista all over again. The climb is fairly easy compared to others we have been up and has an interesting history of the Clerigos brotherhood, church, and tower on each floor. We climbed up as the light was fading so got to see all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was suggested that we visit the Clerigos Tower to obtain wonderful views over the city and so it proved to be. Quite a climb to get to the top and with a very narrow stairway, made access a little difficult at times but well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to walk thought a quite much stairs but the view from the top worth!! Also the internal architecture is really nice. A must!! You can buy ticket to visit a couple of attraction and the cost will be lower than buy them separate

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The views from the Clerigos Tower are lovely. You get a panoramic view of the city and the Douro river which was lovely when we went up around sunset. The staircase is tight though, and the stairs are uneven so caution is advised. It can also be a bit chilly so make sure you wrap up! However the views are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tower was unfortunately closed when I was there, but that shouldn't keep you from appreciating the architecture and details of the tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stairs can be tough for someone, but the views at the top are absolutely fantastic. If you are into landscape photography and not afraid of climbing stairs, do not miss out the tower!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower itself is beautiful. The climbing part is ok. I did a lot of towers, churches in Germany and Italy, so this one wasn't particular a must go for me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the top is beautiful, what really amused me was that they compare the height of Clerigos Tower to other famous high rises in the world, which makes Clerigos Tower super cute! Stairs and viewing point are a bit crowded, it's not easy to move around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is really worthy to climb the tower. The view is beautiful and there not many stairs. You should take a good camera and not so many bags with you because of the narrow corridor upstairs.

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