Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, Porto

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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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  • Interesting, as an example of the kind of over-the-top opulence the Catholic Church and some of its extremely wealthy followers have indulged in, presumably in order to buy their place in heaven. Orna...  more »
  • Very beautiful the cathedral of the city. The outside is also very interesting. In August it is very busy, it would be better to enjoy the visit in quieter times.
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