Igreja de São Francisco

sights / Religious

Igreja de São Francisco information

Porto , Portugal
Street Praça Infante Dom Henrique
+351 222 062 100
adult/student €3.50/2.50
Opening hours
9am-8pm Jul-Aug, to 7pm Mar-Jun & Sep-Oct, to 6pm Nov-Feb
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Lonely Planet review

Sitting on Praça Infante Dom Henrique, Igreja de São Francisco looks from the outside to be an austerely Gothic church, but inside it hides one of Portugal’s most dazzling displays of baroque finery. Hardly an inch escapes unsmothered, as otherworldly cherubs and sober monks are drowned by nearly 100kg of gold leaf.