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Igreja dos Grilos

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The most beautiful church you can find in Porto

The relic altar piece on the side of this church is like nothing I've seen before. The craftsmanship on this golden masterpiece is so impressive that it will take you a good half... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

The relic altar piece on the side of this church is like nothing I've seen before. The craftsmanship on this golden masterpiece is so impressive that it will take you a good half an hour to appreciate its content. If you wish to see museum on the side you should be there before 3pm. The visit to the church lone... More 

Thank Pedro S
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Loads of people walk past this fantastic little church. It's 4 or 5 flights of stairs down from the cathedral and is signed. It looks like a museum however it is a stunning church with a museum to veiw for extra inside the church. I will say that this is a truly spectacular interior and is a great place to... More 

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

It is a magnificent historic Church near the "Sé" Cathedral. Its interior has a very simple type of décor which enhances the Church's beauty. It has a nearby site where the Sacred Art Museum is located. The sacred art collection is magnificently displayed and the art pieces very well chosen. Above all the extreme care and good taste shown in... More 

Thank IsabelMNSS
Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Igreja (church) de São Lourenço / or commonly known as "Grilos" We did not have the time to visit the church, as we only passed by at night time. You should too, at least. Nice little square (Largo do Colégio - It's an ideal walk from the Porto Cathedral to the Ribeira waterfront). Walk up the stairs next to the... More 

Thank Waldo S
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The 2nd of an eyecatching beauty. Not necessary from outside but certainly when you enter the building. Won't take much out of your day but it may leave you slightly breathless.

Thank Barry M
Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Beautiful church, hidden from the main touristic places due to its somewhat secluded location. A must see. And getting there is also quite fun!

1 Thank Filipe L
Porto, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The church itself is maginficent and the square in front of it deserves a look. Start walking at the Sé Catedral and go down the stairs until you find it! After the visit, keep walking down through the little alleys that lead you to the rua Mousinho da Silveira.

Thank ruilc
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

You can go down on steep steps, to this little hidden church. It is just beautiful. One of the nicest baroque churches in the city.

Thank 545medva
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Hidden just a few steps away and below Se Cathedral . Unfurtunately this Igreja , like Se , was closed when we arrived there towards sunset . Not knowing of its existence we were estonished by its appearance suddenly , powerfull - yet calm in the soft light of the setting sun . We will , next time in Porto... More 

2 Thank saul g
Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Out of the beaten path, but still a few steps from Sé (cathedral) you find this beautiful barroque and neoclassical church. To understand why this church is one of my favourites in Porto you have to go there yourself...maybe because its interior is unique, with a magnificent light...and so peaceful...

5 Thank sofia_Portol

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