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“Tourist walk in Porto part three.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clerigos Tower

Clerigos Tower
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US$76.84*
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Porto City Tour Including Cruise, Port Wine Tasting and Lunch
Ranked #9 of 240 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.
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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“Tourist walk in Porto part three.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Clérigos tower and church.

Leaving the Library Lelo by going downhill for about 250 meters, you arrive on the “Clérigos Tower & Church, who is with his 76 meters the highest “Church Tower” from Portugal.

For those who are not afraid to take the small staircase and do all the steps to go to the top of the tower, they will have a splendid view over the city of Porto.

I have done some years ago the steps and I can recommend it to do the same, you will not be disappointed from the view.

Look further to the next part of our walk.

Visited July 2014
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“Staircase to history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

It will cost you 2 Euro's and a bit of energy to climb the 150 spiral stairs to the top, but it's worth it for possibly the best view in Porto. The staircase is in places quite narrow and you often have to squeeze up to allow for others coming down, but people were doing this 250 years ago, mind you they were probably a bit leaner than our generation.

Visited July 2014
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“Great views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The views are stunning from the top - be aware that the top platform around the top is quite narrow so if you are not keen on heights it might worry you.

As other reviewers have said the 200 odd steps to top are narrow and do take your breath away doing the climb but it's worth it.

Don't miss this on your visit to Porto

Visited June 2014
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“Worth it! but need to climb up the tight stairs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

It was all worth it, the view was amazing, quite a lot of flights of stairs to go up! it gets narrower and narrower as you reach the peak! May be difficult for some people, I had 50% off for the entrance fee, I showed my Porto Card.

Visited April 2014
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“What a view!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

I climbed the 200 stairs to the top of the Clerigos Tower for only 2 euros. I really enjoyed the view from the top and took some great video. It's not a guided tour so you can take your time climbing or descending if you find yoursel not to be in great shape. The average person shouldn't have a problem doing this. Stairs are steep and narrow with openings along the way so you don't feel closed in.

Visited June 2014
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