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Igreja de Santo Ildefonso

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  • Porto
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 03/16/2017

Fodor's Review

With the most striking exterior of any church in Porto, Ingreja de Santo Ildefonso has a facade covered with some 11,000 blue-and-white azulejo tiles depicting scenes from the Gospels and the life of Saint Ildefonso. The church was completed in the 18th century on the site of a previous chapel from the Middle Ages. While the outside walls are the real attraction, it's worth peeking inside, where you'll find a gilded raised altarpiece by the 18th-century Italian artist Nicolau Nasoni. The church holds a daily mass that's usually packed with locals.

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Praça da Batalha, Porto, Porto, 4000-101, Portugal

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Published 03/16/2017


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