La chiesa di San Francesco (in portoghese Igreja de São Francisco) è una chiesa gotica del centro storico di Porto. La costruzione si iniziò nel XIV secolo, come parte di un convento francescano. È notevole per le opere barocche di talha dourada del XVIII secolo. A fianco della sua facciata principale sorge la chiesa del Terz'Ordine di San Francesco, costruita a cavallo tra il XVII e il XVIII secolo.
I francescani si stabilirono a Porto all'inizio del XIII secolo. Nel 1233 fu loro assegnato un terreno per la costruzione di una chiesa. Dispute con il vescovo di Porto circa il confini dell'appezzamento e la resistenza delle autorità religiose fecero sì che i lavori di costruzioni durante il XIV secolo fossero a più riprese rimandati. La divergenza fu sanata con l'intervento nel 1244 di papa Innocenzo V, che con la bolla Dolentis accepimus confermò il possesso del terreno all'ordine francescano. Si poté allora iniziare la costruzione delle fondazioni del convento e di una primitiva chiesa, modesta e ad unica navata.
|Lunedi||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Martedì||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Mercoledì||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Giovedi||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Venerdì||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sabato||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Domenica||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
Brian Thome | feb 24, 2018
Not worth the 6 Euros. Just a lot of wood sculptures by local"artists". Easily skipable.
Sumanth Dhananjaya | gen 4, 2018
Beautiful church. Lots of bones to check out! Interesting place to check out when its raining outside.
Pierros Zevolis | feb 11, 2018
Beautiful historical church at the city of Porto. It is a well decorated one, with interesting architecture and sculptures.
Sylwia F. | dic 25, 2017
you have to buy a 5 euro ticket to get inside and you can see the church, catacumbs and musem. the church interior is really breath taking, fielled with dozens of wooden gold plated sculptures. i liked it a lot since i've found it different than other baroque churches but if you're not a huge church art fan, you may skip it and spend those money in other way.
YJ Sun | ago 10, 2017
well decorated church with lots of gilt carved wood sculptures, plus a small museum(limited collection) and tomb cave. in other free admission churchs in Porto and Lisbon, one can also note gilt carved wood stuff, although less under one roof. not really fabulous.
Ovi Ovi | mar 27, 2018
Costs 6€ to enter ,I assume it goes towards the maintenance of the church but noone mentioned it. A bit expensive for a church.
Steve P | apr 8, 2018
Beautiful church, but I really don't think it's worth the price (6€ per person) given the short time we were there. I'd recommend only if you really like churches, or people who have so much gold they don't know where else to put it. Okay place to check out if it's really rainy outside.
Soheil Jafari | mag 2, 2018
One of the most interesting churches I have ever visited. The atmosphere is so lovely and the combination of architecture and warm colours give you a feeling of calm and tranquility. The entrance is free and you can spend some minutes in it to relax. Located in the city centre and you can walk from Sao Bento.
Varsha Gawai | apr 9, 2018
One of its kind Church has entry fee but it is worth of it. Inside are oakwood and golden carvings. These are really superb
Andries Ehlers | mag 17, 2018
Amazing architecture - never seen such detailed work in a church - breathtaking. When you stand there it's almost too much for your eyes to take in. It's a shame they don't allow the odd picture - no cameras, not even without flash :( Would have been nice to take a selfie in this amazing church. An amazing example of Baroque architecture.
Michiel Weijs | giu 4, 2018
Visiting this place of minor importance you need also to pay for a visit of an ininteresting museum of religion and its catacombs. A waste if money and time.
Russ Lacuata | giu 2, 2018
The Igreja de Sao Francisco- Church of Saint Francis boast a fabulous Baroque features. It was founded by the Franciscan friars as part of their convent, one of the oldest in Portugal. The stunning interior of this Gothic church is covered in ornate gold details. The interior is decorated with intricate carved panels, all covered with a layer of gold leaf. It's a breathtaking work of arts that took several decades to complete. Today the church houses a museum and still contains its prized features, including its sculpture of Jesus family tree. Definitely worth the entrance fee. The exuberance of its decor is so great that it has been impressing visitors for centuries.
Vincent Oliver | giu 3, 2018
The San Francisco church origins date back to 1795. The inside is very ornate with many intricate wooden, golden carvings in the knaves and side altars. The entry to the church is included in the ticket to the Despatch House Museum.
Francesca Pinna | giu 24, 2018
The church and the museum are quite beautiful. In particular the statues in the church have real hair. The catacombs are a little disappointing I have to say, specially considering the 7euro price ticket. Not much to see and few work in progress at the time we visited. The bones and skull are unfortunately only visible through a small glass frame through the floor, which was the main reason I visited.
B P | ago 8, 2018
By far the prettiest church I visited in Porto, or even ever in my life. The interior is stunning, words can not describe how pretty and impressive this is. Unfortonatly, no pictures. (not allowed)
Phil Sylvester | ago 12, 2018
Very impressive wood carved interior - the price was steep (€7) but includes a visit to the crypt next door.
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