The Clérigos Tower (Torre dos Clérigos) in Porto
The Clérigos Tower (Torre dos Clérigos) is a Baroque-style bell tower located in the city of Porto, Portugal. It is one of the city's most famous landmarks and a popular tourist destination. The tower was built in the 18th century and was designed by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni.
The Clérigos Tower stands 75 meters (246 feet) tall and is the tallest baroque tower in Portugal. The tower is part of the Clérigos Church (Igreja dos Clérigos), which is also a Baroque-style building and was also designed by Nasoni. The tower is open to the public and visitors can climb the 240 steps to the top for panoramic views of the city.
The tower's design is considered a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, with its ornate decoration and intricate details. The tower features six levels of ornate galleries and a belfry with six bells. The tower is also illuminated at night, making it visible from many parts of the city.
The Clérigos Tower is considered a symbol of the city of Porto and a must-see destination for visitors. It's also located in the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which makes it a great spot for those who want to explore the city's history and culture. The tower also offers a great view of the city, and a panoramic view of the Douro river, which is considered one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. If you're looking for a place to stay, check out our selection of affordable apartments right in the center of Porto. You can easily explore the city and its attractions on foot with our convenient location.