We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
249
All photos (249)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“main altar”(3 reviews)
“pipe organ”(3 reviews)
“sao goncalo”(2 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
13°
Dec
12°
Jan
13°
Feb
Contact
Praca da Republica, Amarante 4600-038, Portugal
Website
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Sao Goncalo Church
from US$109.30
More Info
from US$103.60
More Info
from US$85.20
More Info
from US$1,070.20
More Info
Reviews (232)
Filter reviews
52 results
Traveller rating
22
25
5
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
22
25
5
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews main altar pipe organ sao goncalo lovely fountain beautiful monastery patron saint stone bridge the river douro valley interior gonzalo legend pray statues admission century banks
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 52 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

In the heart of the town of Amarante , beautiful landscape , recent renovated , easy parking . Museum and restaurants nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ionut P
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It was really nice to visit this church at the end of the bridge. It also has an enclosed courtyard and what was fascinating was that the confessionals were built into the stone wall.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Traveler7010
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We got the tip from our private driver - who took us to this catholic Sao Goncalo church in Amerante. Sao Goncalo is the patron saint of singles (male and female!), lovers and sex. So you are able to buy the instrument of Sao Goncalo...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank martin0612
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We visited church during the wedding ceremony. It was nice experience. Interior is lovely. It is huge and majestic.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 809michaelab
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The church has a commanding position, overlooking the River Tamega and next to the Gonçalo Bridge. A mix of Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque architectural styles, construction of the church and monastery was commenced in 1543. There is a small chapel to the left of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Craig M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lovingly preserved interior. Admission is free, like most churches in Portugal. Just off the main plaza, handy to our Hotel, Casa da Calcada, just across the Ponte de Sao Goncalo.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ButterballBurlington
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Very ornate church and beautiful grounds. The courtyard has a lovely fountain and is a very beautiful place to walk around.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Six of us went for a countryside trip and we were lucky to be doing this on a weekday. There were 3 other people in the entire grounds of the church. So it was magical to be in these spaces on your own. The courtyard...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LarryKL
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Majestic monument at the centre of Amarante, can't miss it. Take your photos from many different angles. The inside is in great needs for restoration works.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank filipealexandre
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Enjoy walking around this small town church! Good viewpoints from the top and interesting architecture. A must see in Amarante! We managed with a stroller but it is not particularly stroller/wheelchair accessible.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SRR2015
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Casa da Calcada Relais & Chateaux
719 reviews
.09 miles away
Navarras Hotel
146 reviews
.30 miles away
Monverde - Wine Experience Hotel
373 reviews
4.23 miles away
Hotel 4615
10 reviews
4.97 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 100 nearby restaurants
Largo do Paco
390 reviews
.07 miles away
Confeitaria da Ponte
359 reviews
.08 miles away
Pobre Tolo
351 reviews
.13 miles away
Tasquinha da Ponte
194 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 34 nearby attractions
Ponte de Sao Goncalo
427 reviews
.97 miles away
Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum
79 reviews
.07 miles away
Igreja de Sao Domingos
20 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sao Goncalo Church staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines