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

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#10 of 60 in Historic Sites in Porto
World heritage site · Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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. Plan to visit Church of Santa Clara (Igreja de Santa Clara) during your Porto vacation using our convenient Porto trip itinerary maker site.
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  • The interior decoration of this church is incredible - gold, gold and more gold. An architectural beauty.  more »
  • Beautifully decorated with an extensive tour through the many rooms, behind the scene rooms allow you views not normally available in most churches.  more »
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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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