Monument Church Of St Francis
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Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM
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The city's most important Gothic temple, whose construction began in the fourteenth century. It is one of the most important works of the Baroque, by its gilded interior from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was the exuberance of its gild carved wood work that led Count Raczinsky to…
The Igreja de São Francisco, (Church of Saint Francis) is one of the most prominent Gothic monuments in Porto and also noted for its exceptional Baroque inner decoration. It’s located in the historic center of the city, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Do not leave Porto without visiting this church, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful in Portugal, if not Europe.
Igreja de São Francisco looks from the outside to be an austerely Gothic church, but inside it hides one of Portugal’s most dazzling displays of baroque finery. Hardly a centimetre escapes unsmothered, as otherworldly cherubs and sober monks are drowned by nearly 100kg of gold leaf. If you see only…