Torre dos Clérigos
Symbol of the Invicta City
Torre dos Clérigos
The Torre dos Clérigos is one of the most important monuments of Porto. It can be considered a symbol of the city, along with Dom Luis I Bridge.
It is a bell tower made of granite and marble that is part of the Clérigos Church, built between 1754 and 1763.
In a distant past, it was used as a guide to reach the port in the Ribeira by the boats arriving by sea to the city. A function similar to that of the Torre de Belém in Lisbon.
The visit to Torre dos Clérigos and its church, is a city classic.
What to see in the Torre dos Clérigos
The tower was designed by architect Nicolau Nasoni, author of several monuments of Porto.
To visit this landmark, you will need to climb 240 narrow steps to reach its viewpoint at a height of 249 feet. Your effort will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful views in the city. For example, just in front you can see, among other things, the gardens of Cordoaria, with its Neoclassical and Pombaline styles.
The Torre dos Clérigos lost its place as Portugal’s tallest structure when the Vasco da Gama Tower was built in Lisbon, at the turn of the last century. However, the technical feat of Torre Dos Clérigos is that it was completed in 1763!
Church free / Tower 6€ (Buy Torre dos Clérigos ticket)
50% discount with Porto Card.
50% discount with Casa da Música or the Serralves Museum, you can buy a discounted admission to both attractions (available only at the ticket office).
Rua Senhor Filipe de Nery
How to get there
On foot: You can get there walking from Avenida Dos Aliados.
Metro: Aliados or São Bento
Buses: 6, 20, 37, and 52
From April to October from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
From November to March from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.
August from 10:00 to 19:00 hours.
More to see in Porto
From Torre dos Clérigos you can visit the following places
A few meters from the tower you can find the most famous bookstore in Portugal, Lello.