Torre dos Clerigos, Porto

#1 of 60 in Historic Sites in Porto
Observation Deck · Church
Climb to the top of Torre dos Clerigos, an iconic symbol of the city. This tower behind the Clérigos Church was built in the mid-18th century. Its design contains aspects of Roman Baroque architecture, though it is modeled after Tuscan-style bell towers. While this structure can be seen from various places in the city--making it one of the most recognized sites of Porto and a compass for lost travelers--you can't fully experience the tower until you ascend the 240 steps to its peak. Once you reach the top of this six-floor trek, you will be rewarded with incredible views of the ancient city. Plan to see Torre dos Clerigos and other attractions that appeal to you using our Porto trip itinerary maker.
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  • Climbing up the stairs is fun enough, meeting and talking to those in queue on your way up. The narrow space and steps are worth it once you reach the top. Exhilarating experience seeing Porto from...  more »
  • The church and bell tower were built for the brotherhood of clerics and for a long time served as a landmark for ships entering the harbor, because the 76-meter tower is still the tallest building in....  more »
  • Go later in the day to avoid large crowds.
  • It’s a central landmark in the city - 5€ to go up to the tower and it gets very busy during the day, so I recommend either go during morning (as early as possible) or around lunch. It’s very beautiful and the tower has a good view over the city. Definitely one thing to do in Porto and also close to the HP library.

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