Fodor's Expert Review Igreja de Santo Ildefonso

Porto Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

With the most striking exterior of any church in Porto, Igreja 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.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice Historical Free

Quick Facts

Praça da Batalha
Porto, Porto  4000-101, Portugal


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. until 3 pm

What’s Nearby