A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
013: Clerigos Church
One of the landmarks in Porto is without doubt the Torre dos Clérigos (Clérigos Church and Tower). The more than 75 meters high bell tower can be seen from different points in the city; from the top, one has a splendid view over the city of Porto. At the request of the Brotherhood of the Clerics (Clérigos), Italian architect Nicolai Nasoni a project of a new baroque-style tower, its construction started in 1754. Nine years later, in 1763, the construction was completed with the placement of the iron cross on top of the tower. The top of the tower can be reached by climbing 225 steps, but the 360 degrees view over the city of Porto is unforgettable. The complex also host a museum that shows the history of the Brotherhood of the Clerics.
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