Tower of The Clérigos Church (Porto)

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There is a Baroque church in the center of the city of Porto, in Portugal: the Clérigos Church. Its tall bell tower, the Tower of the Clérigos Church (in Portuguese: Torre dos Clérigos), can be seen from various points of the city and is one of my favorite buildings in Porto! The church was built for the Brotherhood of the Clérigos (Clergy) by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect and painter who left an extense work in the north of Portugal during the 18th century.

There is a Baroque church in the center of the city of Porto, in Portugal: the Clérigos Church. Its tall bell tower, the Tower of the Clérigos Church (in Portuguese: Torre dos Clérigos), can be seen from various points of the city and is one of my favorite buildings in Porto! The church was built for the Brotherhood of the Clérigos (Clergy) by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect and painter who left an extense work in the north of Portugal during the 18th century.

Construction of the church began in 1732 and was finished around 1750. The monumental tower of the church, located at the back of the building, was only built between 1754 and 1763. This tower is 76 meters high, dominating the city. There are 225 steps to be climbed to reach the top of its six floors, and last year I climbed each and every one of them and took some of the pictures from up there, as you can see here! Isn’t it a great view? This remarkable structure has become one of the symbols of the city and is visited by hundreds of tourists every day!

written by paper_doll on 2008-07-28 in #world #locations #history #architecture #porto #culture

One Comment

  1. tmmluis
    tmmluis ·

    Adoro a #1 e a #4 !
    As fotos ficaram com um efeito que parece tudo uma maqueta em miniatura. =)

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