Church of Santa Clara, Porto

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#10 of 62 in Historic Sites in Porto
World heritage site · Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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At the hidden, 15th-century Church of 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. Plan to visit Church of Santa Clara during your Porto vacation using our convenient Porto trip itinerary maker site.
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  • I was sort of overwhelmed by the gild in here. It was more than the typical Portuguese baroque style, just takes over ones senses. You can see the riches of the empire here. 
    I was sort of overwhelmed by the gild in here. It was more than the typical Portuguese baroque style, just takes over ones senses. You can see the riches of the empire here.  more »
  • This church was recovered from a total collapse and was made subject to detailed restauration. A short movie is showed about the rehabiliation work. The church is impressive and overwhelming... 
    This church was recovered from a total collapse and was made subject to detailed restauration. A short movie is showed about the rehabiliation work. The church is impressive and overwhelming...  more »
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  • Likely my best discovery of this first trip to Porto. We discovered it by chance (we were lucky I must say). The visit is worth the small fee that you are requested. Everyone in this location was attentive, was willing to share their knowledge. This was just a great experience. Thank you to all of you and please, do not change anything. We want to see you next time!
  • This church is gorgeous. It’s really majestic inside. They had been renovating it for a long time and now it’s finally done. I was astonished by the amount of detail the walls had. I would recommend you to pass by, as it’s really a nice place to visit.

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