Fodor's Expert Review Torre dos Clérigos

Porto Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Fodor's Choice

Designed by Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni and begun in 1754, the Baroque tower of the Igreja dos Clérigos is the tallest in Porto and a landmark on the city's horizon. There are 225 steep stone steps to the belfry, and the considerable effort required to climb them is rewarded by stunning views of the red-roofed Old Town and the mouth of the Douro River. Binoculars and audio tours are available for an extra charge. The church itself, also built by Nasoni, predates the tower and is an elaborate example of Italianate Baroque architecture. Admission includes access to a small museum.

Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Cruise Historical Views Fodor's Choice

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Rua de São Filipe de Nery
Porto, Porto  4050-546, Portugal

22-200–1729

www.torredosclerigos.pt

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €5, €6.50 for guided tour

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