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“it's a nice old tower”
Review of Clerigos Tower

Clerigos Tower
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Panoramic Porto Tour
Ranked #10 of 268 things to do in Porto
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Well, it's a nice old tower that offers one the opportunity to work out one's bum and legs. It does offer panoramic views of Porto but to be honest, these views aren't particularly spectacular (better ones can be found on Pont Luis facing Portfo).

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

yes you will have to take many, many,many steps to go to the top. but on top the reward is big :-) you will have an amazing view of the city and a nice tight butt as well, haha

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

If you're afraid of heights and cramped spaces, don't bother climbing the tower. I feel that the tower is beautiful seen from street level and you can get similar views from atop other locations in Porto.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

The view is great, but not organized at all. In other towers, there is a system in place to allow people to ascend and descend in an safe manner, but not hear. It is not safe for kids on top of the tower. The spaces between are big enough for a child to fit through.

Thank restrepo28
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Clerigos tower provides a great view of the city of Porto. There aren't too many stairs to the top, however, when the tower is busy it's frustrating trying to get past all the people they let in at once. However for 2 euros, I would recommend this to travellers to Porto, good quality for a cheap price.

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