Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), Porto

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At the hidden, 15th-century Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara), view some of Portugal's most impressive and beautiful woodwork and gilding. Just minutes from Batalha Square, discover the small church tucked away from mainstream tourism. The church's exterior is relatively simply designed, but the structure's interior was transformed in the 17th century into an intricate work of art. Walk inside and admire at the unbelievably detailed Rococo and Baroque masterpiece that covers the entire interior of this building. Though it does not compare in size to other Portuguese cathedrals, the might of this church's ornate interior makes it just as beloved and worthwhile to visit. Use our Porto trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) and other attractions in Porto.
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  • The Church of Santa Clara has a location that allows you to be seen from afar. It is at the top of Pinto Bessa Street that rises from Campanhã station. To access the temple we have to climb a generous staircase but the side street, makes the route easier. The church presents a rich high altar and also of great interest the lateral altars. For those who enjoy the statuary of cemeteries you can see some interesting examples in the cemetery next
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  • Looks really good, but the lighting at night is a huge waste of energy! We have only one planet.
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  • Manuel was the assistant working there, with excellent English and a clear passion for the church. He showed us so much history, nooks, and secrets, with an infectious storytelling. It may be under repairs, but if you’re lucky to have the right volunteer working, centuries of secrets can unfold for the unsuspecting tourist! The gold leaf is gorgeous, and the baroque style enchanting.
  • Amazing intricate and beautiful wood carving and intense gold. Only walk in/walk out though. Have a conversation with the guard for a more in-depth visit.
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