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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  • Excellent church to visit. Our Globus tour group found it outstanding. Be sure to make time to visit this site. 
    Excellent church to visit. Our Globus tour group found it outstanding. Be sure to make time to visit this site.  more »
  • so many superlatives can be used to describe this visit so my suggestion is when in Porto make this a must do visit and be amazed 
    so many superlatives can be used to describe this visit so my suggestion is when in Porto make this a must do visit and be amazed  more »
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  • Pretty simple church with a crypt in the basement that's worth a visit if your into that sort of thing.
  • Worth a visit. It's stunning

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