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Clérigos Tower

Experience panoramic views of Porto from the top of Clérigos Tower with discounted tickets.

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09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Recommended Duration

4 hours

Clérigos Tower
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Tickets to Spiritus at Clérigos Church

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30 mins
€10.70

About Clérigos Church and Tower

Experience Porto's past at the Clérigos Tower, a 75.6 meter tall towering testament to the city's Baroque architecture. Ascend its dizzying heights on a 240 step staircase for a bird's-eye view of Porto. Plan your visit in advance by booking tickets and guided tours online, ensuring a seamless exploration of this cultural treasure.


Address
R. de São Filipe de Nery, 4050-546 Porto, Portugal
Also known as
Torre dos Clérigos
Year opened
1750
Founded by
Nicolau Nasoni
Visitor’s per year
120000

Why visit Clérigos Church and Tower?

Did you know?
  • In 1753, the Clérigos Brotherhood commissioned Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni to design a bell tower. Work commenced in 1754, culminating in the completion of Porto's iconic Clérigos Tower in July 1763.
  • At 76 meters (249 feet) tall, the Clérigos Tower is the tallest campanile in Portugal. A campanile is a tall, freestanding bell tower, typically associated with churches or religious buildings.
  • The primary function of the Clérigos Tower is to house a carillon of 49 bells, which form a large musical instrument capable of producing melodic tunes and chimes.
  • The Clérigos Church and Tower are part of an eighteenth-century Baroque construction, it is designed on a steep sloping street and is visible from almost anywhere in the city.
  • Long ago, the Clérigos Tower acted as a guide for boats arriving in Porto's Ribeira district, similar to Lisbon's Torre de Belém.

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