In the center of Porto, there’s an open door for all

Welcome to a plus 600 years old story

Igreja Santa Clara
A symbol
2000 2021
A symbol
From religious house to cultural heritage and tourist icon of Porto, literary inspiration, object of historical and artistic study, the Igreja de Santa Clara is not only a reference of the Portuguese Baroque, as one of the largest examples of the national gilded woodwork.
History and art<br>in one place
2000 2021
History and art
in one place
The construction of the Church and the Franciscan Convent dates from the first half of the 15th century in 1416. Inside we can find one of the best examples of the art of gilded woodcarving of the Baroque Johannine, considered one of the most successful works of the carvers of the Portuguese school.
Intervention<br>and recovery
2000 2021
and recovery
Built next to the Muralhas Fernandinas, which provide a great view over the Douro River, the access to the Church is done through a Baroque door dated 1697, reformulated in the 18th century, with Renaissance elements such as Salomónica columns and Corinthian capitals. Between 2019 and 2021, a conservation and restoration intervention was carried out, a result of two years of research.
& Hours
  • Individual Ticket 4€
  • Group Ticket 3€
    (>10 persons)
  • Children’s Ticket Free
    (up to 10 years old)
Monday to Sunday
9AM to 1PM | 2PM to PM*

*Subject to change due to religious celebrations.
The last entrance is up to 30m before the closing time of the Church.
Every Tuesday and Saturday Mass is celebrated at 6pm. These days, visits close at 5pm.
Visits are not allowed during Mass hours or other religious celebrations.



  • No flash

    No flash

  • No touching

    No touching

  • No smoking

    No smoking

  • No eating<br>drinking

    No eating

  • No talking

    No talking


  •  Lockers


  • Elevator


  • Accesses


  • Toilet



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