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Address: Rua Sao Filipe Nery, Porto 4050-546, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 22 014 5489
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Clérigos Tower is the foremost undisputed landmark of Porto and a reference...

Clérigos Tower is the foremost undisputed landmark of Porto and a reference in the city's history. Clérigos Tower opened its doors in 1763, becoming the highest bell tower of Portugal, with over 75 metres. In 1753 the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni was invited to design and build this magnificent Heritage, considered National Monument since 1910. The famous church was built in the eighteenth century, between 1732 and 1749 and this was the most emblematic work of the architect Nicolau Nasoni. Is one of the most beautiful temples of baroque feature, and a reference in the history of Porto. The Exhibitions allow to discover the history of the Brotherhood of Clérigos, admire pieces from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century, in painting, furniture, jewellery and vestment collections. Christus collection, on the 3 floor, is a trip through time and space where art and religion complement each other.

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360" view of Porto!

It is worth climbing up the 240 quite steep steps to enjoy the most wonderful view of the city. It is advisable to go either earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon, when... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is worth climbing up the 240 quite steep steps to enjoy the most wonderful view of the city. It is advisable to go either earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon, when the tourist flow is not so strong, as the place can be quite crowded and the ascent and the descent is possible only one way... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonably priced at 4 euros each for the exhibition and tower. The steps to the top of the tower can be taxing. We visited in the early evening when it was quiet. Would not recommend when busy.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so excited to go up the Clérigos Tower. But didn't. The issue was going with a baby. Of course we could not go up all stairs holding and walking him, so we asked to use the elevator and they explained it was for other type of people not us (disabled) I hope this helps you if you have... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The climb up to the top was easier than we expected and the views were wonderful of the entire city. However, the amount of people they let up at once makes for a slightly uncomfortable and crammed visit at the top.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think that this is the only place from which you can see the almost whole city. And event after sunset! Price is reasonable, only don't repeat my mistake and avoid visiting this attraction after lunch or dinner as the tower is high a there are a lot of steep stairs to the top. I mean a lot :-)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For a small fee you can climb the 225 stairs to the top of this tower. For your efforts you are rewarded with great 360 degree views of the city. This is a popular tourist attraction so expect a queue at busy times.

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Celbridge, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Your ticket gives you access to the Church which is beautiful and then you can climb the steps to the top of the tower. The climb is not that difficult only a mere 200 plus steps. The issue is the space trying to get passed people as you meet on the stairs. The same stairwell is used for both up... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sunset visit to the tower was an incredible experience and amazing view over the city center. It definitely enhances the orangy colors on the stone buildings when the sun is setting as the street lights come on. The climb is not hard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about the tower is that you can see it from anywhere in the central city. It helps you get your bearings.

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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

bEST EXPERIENCE CLIMBING A LOT but when you arrive the top its the best view of Porto , to all of you who visit Porto do not forget come here.

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