Torre dos Clérigos

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Porto , Portugal
Rua de São Filipe de Nery
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Sticking out on Porto's skyline like a sore thumb – albeit a beautiful baroque one – this 76m-high tower was designed by Italian-born baroque master Nicolau Nasoni in the mid-1700s. Climb its 225-step spiral staircase for phenomenal views over Porto's tiled rooftops, spires and the curve of the Douro to the port wine lodges in Gaia. It also harbours an exhibition that chronicles the history of the tower's architects and residents.