Clerigos Tower

Rua Sao Filipe Neri, Porto


Clerigos church and tower is the main religious spot in Porto. It’s a baroque style church with a tall adorable tower, which is visible from most points of the city. Clerigos was built in 18th century. The front facade of the construction is decorated with rich baroque motifs. Symbols of worship and an incense boat appear on the outer wall of the church.
The famous tower stands at the back of the building. It is 75.6 metres high, dominating the city. There are 240 steps to be climbed to reach the top of its six floors. This great structure has become the symbol of the city.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sun

    09:00 - 19:00

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  • Cal Stock

    - 27 August 2018 -

    Nice views but not worth waiting ~30 minutes twice, once to buy tickets and once to climb the tower. Better ways to spend your time in Porto.

  • Patrick Flaherty

    - 30 June 2018 -

    The church’s tower experience is awesome. The view from the top is one of the best views of Porto. Important tip, you can visit during the day or at night and I highly advise the evening visit that starts after 7pm. During the day the wait to climb the tower can be up to an hour, at night there is basically no wait and you can watch an amazing sunset over Porto!

  • Róbert József Dr. Tóth

    - 29 June 2018 -

    A place that is definitely worth visiting. Skip the overhyped Lello's bookshop, but visit this place. Only disadvantage: because of the narrow steps it can seem crowded but they do their best to let in people only if there is enough place. Anyway, I don't recommend this place to people who suffer from claustrophobia. Alas, we enjoyed it very much.

  • Russ Lacuata

    - 03 June 2018 -

    The Baroque style Clerigos Church and its striking bell tower called Torre dos Clerigos is one of the most emblematic symbols of the city. Very popular tourist attraction, there is usually a long line, about an average 30 minutes wait. Better not be claustrophobic climbing its steep and narrow stairs. You'll see that the effort of climbing all those steps will have been worthwhile once you reach the top and look out from the tower's observation deck.

  • Jaemin Rho

    - 11 May 2018 -

    I had a bad experience yesterday 2018/5/10. Your old staff who checked the tower ticket touched and pushed my back two times (only for me, he never touched other western people) . I neverx100 understand your old staff's behavior. I just followed my front lines. Is it sexual harassment ? Or racial discrimination? I am not sure.. but I definitely sure that your old staff' behavior is so so not proper. He is not qualified at the cathedral. Please shame on you.

  • Luís Teixeira

    - 04 April 2018 -

    One of the most emblematic monuments in Porto. This is a Christian church with Baroque style located in Porto city center. Behind the church you can find the "Torre dos Clérigos" (in the photos). This is a tower built some years after the church. You can visit the tower (about 6 floors) and enjoy a great/wide view from the city. It is worth to visit!

  • Sasha is Sasha

    - 25 January 2018 -

    So very baroque. Very church. The fact that a church can have a modern logo is sort of breaking a pattern

  • Thao Dao

    - 09 January 2018 -

    Beautiful Baroque style church with pink stone and the wonderful story of Nicolau Nasoni.

  • Divyen Sanganee

    - 10 October 2017 -

    The views from the top are fantastic. Don't get fooled by the first open air area you get to, there are more steps up to the actual top where you get unrestricted views of the whole city! Make sure you take ear plugs if you time your visit to coincide with the bells chiming on the hour!

  • Emily O'Neil

    - 04 October 2017 -

    Beautiful church! I viewed it from the second floor since I entered through the museum. I love the organs! It was not very busy when I visited on a Wednesday afternoon.

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