Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, Porto

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Church
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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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  • Spent a solid 1 hour here, taking pictures and and taking in the beautiful chapels. There's a confusing sign in front that makes it seem like you can't take pictures, but we asked and the guy said no....  more
    Spent a solid 1 hour here, taking pictures and and taking in the beautiful chapels. There's a confusing sign in front that makes it seem like you can't take pictures, but we asked and the guy said no....  more »
  • What I liked about this Church is that it has wood everywhere inside. Never have seen anything like it. Gave it a 4 because it was almost toooo much. They have some history as part of an exhibit in... 
    What I liked about this Church is that it has wood everywhere inside. Never have seen anything like it. Gave it a 4 because it was almost toooo much. They have some history as part of an exhibit in...  more »
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  • Beautiful church that serves as the national monument. Church is gold plated with the gold that came form Brasil. Place you have to see while in the town.
  • very nice museum and church

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