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Clerigos Tower

Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
+351 22 014 5489
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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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Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
+351 22 014 5489
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The adjoining church is small and pretty but is dwarfed by this beautiful tower which serves as one of Porto's iconic images and offers spectacular views over this lovely city.

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 2 days ago

f you are willing to spend 1.5 hours in the queue, you will have stunning views of the city. The tower gives a circular overview of the two levels. the stairs are rather steep, had to be shod in comfortable shoes.

Thank Zuevy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be ready to stand in the long queue. View is really nice, and I found it worth standing in the queue. However if you can try to go early morning, to avoid the line. I would definetly recomend to visit this place whne in Porto.

Thank Olga U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The experience will take you 30 -60 minutes because of how mismanaged this location is. If your idea of fun is staning 15 minutes in a single spot with barely a view than this place is for you. Worst tower I have ever climbed by...More

Thank Remmysd
Reviewed 5 days ago

You will see the panoramic view of Porto and the river below. Since Porto is a hilly terrain the contour if you see the buildings and houses also vary. A fascinating place i like to visit again.

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was busy and long waiting time so didn't get a chance to go up but the area is nice with a lovely bar around the corner. Nice to chill

Thank bernard182016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid and queued for the tower. The staff were letting people up a group at a time so we thought there might be some crowd control. There are no staff members at the top to manage the flow of people. We got stuck on the...More

Thank Isobel V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited ~1 hour in line. But the panoramic view of Porto at the top was well worth it. There are signs for various buildings in the city and comparisons with various buildings around the world. ~150 steps to go up, I am not a fan...More

Thank Reshad R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Climber the tower after visiting the church. You can get in the church for free, than you can by a ticket for the upstairs area of the church, an exposition and to go up the tower for 4 euro's. The church is very beautiful and...More

Thank MrandMrsSomers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The narrow stairways are fun to climb, but you may be forced to squeeze by someone coming the opposite direction, or even turn around and retreat to a wider area. Once reaching the top, the view are great, but you are packed in like sardines...More

Thank Anthony A
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Matilde N
17 July 2017|
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Response from Andy S | Reviewed this property |
As we were there it's only 10 minutes. But the stairway will get smaller to the top. And on 1st to 3rd floor there are some collection and historical of the tower
Lorena F
10 August 2015|
Response from Frances S |
No, only service dogs are allowed in this local.
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14 March 2015|
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Response from PedroAPereira | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open on Easter. They only close on Christmas and the New Years day. The other days they are open from 9am to 7pm