Clerigos Tower

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  • Address: Rua Senhor Filipe de Nery, 4050-546 Porto, Portugal
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +351-222001729
  • Ticket Price: 2 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Tourist Center, Tower

Clerigos Tower - Review

Clerigos Tower, the tall bell tower at Clerigos Church, dominates the skyline of Porto. At the time of its completion in 1763, it was the tallest structure in Portugal.

This imposing masterpiece is the work of Nicolau Nasoni, an 18th century Italian architect whose stroke of genius can be found all around northern Portugal. He designed both the Clerigos Church and Tower in classic Baroque elements. Later in life, Nasoni himself joined the Clerigos brotherhood and was buried at the Clerigos Church upon his death.

The delightful panoramic view of Porto, the beach and River Duoro from the top of the tower comes at a hefty price – you need to climb the steep 240 steps to the top. Your other option is to climb the outside of the tower, as an acrobatic father and son duo is known to have done in 1917.

Despite the arduous challenge, the 250 year old Clerigos Tower remains a very popular tourist destination. It stands 76 m tall.

Clerigos Tower Information

  • Only a limited number of people are allowed inside at any given time. You might have to wait your turn for 15-20 minutes.
  • The staircase to the top of the tower is narrow and can get quite crowded during the day – it can prove to be very difficult for those not in a good shape.
  • Watch out for openings along the stairs. Children should not climb up unsupervised.

Clerigos Tower Ticket Prices

  • A combined ticket for Clerigos Tower and the Museum Centre of Santa Casa da Misericordia is available for € 3.
  • If you are a Porto Card holder, you can avail ticket discounts at this attraction.

How To reach Clerigos Tower by Public Transport

  • By Metro: Line D – ‘Aliados’ and walk towards the tower.

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  • Clerigos Tower Address: Rua Senhor Filipe de Nery, 4050-546 Porto, Portugal
  • Clerigos Tower Contact Number: +351-222001729
  • Clerigos Tower Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Clerigos Tower Price: 2 EUR
  • Best time to visit Clerigos Tower(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Clerigos Tower: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Clerigos Tower

  • 95% of people who visit Porto include Clerigos Tower in their plan

  • 48% of people start their Clerigos Tower visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Clerigos Tower

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

70.5% of people prefer walking in order to reach Clerigos Tower

People normally club together Episcopal Palace Of Porto and Rail Station Sao Bento while planning their visit to Clerigos Tower.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Great view of the city. Beautiful building. When we arrived someone was having a wedding. It was a beautiful procession. The church is old and the architecture intricate. Great for history buffs and people who love catholic history. The entry to the tower was about 5 euro each so fairly cheap. Good day out

  • This is the symbol of the city. The tower will be on loads of postcards and tourists items. It can easily be spot from many places in the city which is helpful to get your bearings. It does cost €5 for an entrance fee. The entrance fee is unfortunate as it’s part of a church. The view points are spectacular. Be advised the stairs to get up are narrow. Those who are uncomfortable with small spaces may not want to head up the tower.

  • Fairly long queue but well managed by staff (one way either for climbing or going down the stairs). Not for claustrophobic although at the ticket office they said it was large and wide.

  • If towers are your thing, climb the stairs. But if it’s city views, elsewhere on the bridges or other vantage points are easier and free. You do get to go through the museum if Crucifixes and see the church area before the tower. Stairs are narrow for two-way traffic and if busy, you can only go up when enough people have defended - so possibly a queue for tickets and another queue for the stairs.

  • Great scenery at the top of the tower. The climb is pleasant. Despite having a narrow stairsway and quite a few tourists in the line going up and down, the traffic is well organized.

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