Church of São Francisco

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General Information

Church of São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis) is a Roman Catholic church situated at the historic centre of Porto, Portugal. The current church was completed in the 15th century, although an earlier church existed on the site a couple of centuries earlier. The church is one of the most prominent Gothic buildings in the city and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The interior of the building is as interesting as the exterior, the interior is of a Baroque design where Portuguese gilt woodwork and gold leaf is prominent. The church has been a popular place of worship in the city since it was built in the 15th century.

Getting there

The church is a 10-minute walk away from one of the main transport hubs of the city ‘Sao Bento’. The 1 tram stops close by to the church at ‘Infante’. The 1, 23, 57 and 91 buses also stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The church is open daily, 9am-8pm July-September, 9am-7pm March-June and October and 9am-5.30pm November to February. Admission to the church comes at a cost of 6 euros for adults and 5 euros for concessions.

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