Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, Porto

4.3
Along the riverbank, the Baroque styling of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco draws visitors with its gold, marble, and wood interior. This monument dates to the 14th century, when its construction was initiated by King Ferdinand. The church features decoration from as late as the 18th century, including pillars and columns with cherubs, plants, and animals adorning the surfaces. The amount of gold inside the church is said to total 400 kg (880 lbs). See the catacombs below the church, which house a museum with monastery artifacts. You can also view an underground cemetery, with thousands of exposed human bones. Using our custom trip planner, Porto attractions like Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I think it’s the most beautiful church in Porto. If you have already visited the other churches in the city I can tell you that when you enter this you will be speechless for its complete gold...  more »
  • From the outside it looks just like another regular church but inside you'll see the most beautiful church interior of Porto and one of the most stunning churches in Portugal. There is gold...  more »
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  • Pretty simple church with a crypt in the basement that's worth a visit if your into that sort of thing.
  • Worth a visit. It's stunning

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