Igreja de Sao Francisco
Address: Rua Infante Dom Henrique, Porto, Portugal
Opening Hours: 9:00 to 18:00 daily
Admission Price: 3.00 euros for adults, 2.50 euros for students
The Igreja de Sao Francisco in Porto is one of the most important churches in the city. Located in the southern part of Porto right above the Douro River, the Franciscan church is a must-see and an important place to add to any Porto sightseeing itinerary.
What makes the Igreja de Sao Francisco so famous is not what is on the outside, but what is on the inside. With its strict Gothic facade, the exterior of the Igreja de Sao Francisco looks like just any other Gothic church. But don’t be fooled. The church has one of the most amazing examples of Rococo church interiors in all of Portugal.
The interior of the Igreja de Sao Francisco is bursting with gold. In every direction the Igreja de Sao Francisco’s walls are covered with golden vines, golden saints, golden altars, golden everything. The effect is breathtaking, and makes the church well worth a visit.