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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  • The museum itself is interesting, but the highlight is the visit inside the church and then the catacombs. As you cross the courtyard there is a good view of the gothic rose window, the only...  more »
  • I think this is one if the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, certainly one of the most intricately decorated. Sadly they don't allow photos or video inside so I have nothing to share...  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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