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Rua do Infante D. Henrique, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

The Igreja de São Francisco is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. It has its walls all coverec by a wonderful barroque work in wood and gold which is simply magnificent. Don`t miss it !!!

Thank lprocopio
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The church is definitely worth a visit, the catacombs are very interesting. Inside the church is quite interesting and beautiful. Look at the floor in the main chapel. Huge granite beams between the floor boards. If you have a guidebook, it’s helpful to read the...More

Thank Gottago1950
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never seen a church like this one anywhere in Europe. It's magnificent beyond words and no picture does it justice. It's all carved wood inside and adorned in gold from top to bottom...A MUST SEE

Thank Dina K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only €7 admission and worth every cent. If you can only visit one place, this is where to go. Lovely little restaurants about too.

Thank clonardgreat
Reviewed 1 week ago

My guide from Take Porto recommended this and I was not disappointed. So incredibly ornate but note you are not allowed to take pictures. A feast for the eyes and the crypts are very interesting too.

Thank Leisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worthwhile to visit but I can't help but wonder why no photos in the golden church area?? There is some opportunity for updates and restoration work but I guess it would cost a lot.

Thank Business_Travel_63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much gold in the main church! A beautiful more modest chapel as well. The tombs are a bit odd, they go on and on. A complete experience.

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to all the other moderately priced attractions in the city, this is a let down. Firstly, why charge to go into a church? The cathedrals in The Vatican and Venice are free and far more impressive. Secondly, no pictures are allowed inside. Thirdly, you...More

Thank himster21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must in Porto. The church is located close to the river and a tram Stop. The austere and serious exterior (gothic) shall not fool you about the exuberant and beautiful baroque decoration of the church inside . The 7 Euro ticket is...More

Thank Plino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tourist trap - shoddily restored artefacts at a very expensive price - nothing to write home about. Better options in Porto.

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29 July 2018|
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Response from Moses P | Reviewed this property |
Opening time is at 9.00am to 6,00pm
18 November 2017|
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Response from evelinevaz | Reviewed this property |
Maybe on books. It is no longer a church. It's a museum.
18 November 2017|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
Online. Or you can pay for postcards. It is a world heritage site so I would just grab an online pic and use it on your posting.