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Clerigos Tower

PortoClérigos Tower

Clerigos Tower | The tallest bell tower in Porto

The Clérigos Tower, also known as Torre dos Clérigos in Portuguese, is an iconic landmark located in the city of Porto, Portugal. It is a distinctive feature of the Porto skyline and offers panoramic views of the city and the Douro River from its summit. 

Why visit Clerigos Tower?

  • Breathtaking panoramic vistas: The main attraction of the Clérigos Tower is undoubtedly the stunning panoramic views it provides.
  • A masterpiece of Baroque architecture: The Clérigos Tower, designed by Nicolau Nasoni, is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. T
  • Historical significance: The Clérigos Tower is part of the Clérigos Church complex, and both structures have a rich historical background.
  • Multifaceted attraction: The combination of religious significance, architectural brilliance, and panoramic views make Clerigos Tower a multifaceted cultural attraction.
  • An iconic landmark in Porto: The Clérigos Tower is an iconic symbol of Porto, contributing to the city's identity and character.
  • Challenging ascent of 225 steps: For those seeking a bit of adventure, climbing the narrow spiral staircase with 225 steps can be an exciting challenge.

What to see at Clerigos Tower?

Panoramic views

The primary attraction is undoubtedly the panoramic views from the top of the tower. Take your time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Porto, including the historic city center, the Douro River, and the surrounding landscape. 

Architectural details

Designed by Nicolau Nasoni, the Clérigos Tower is a fine example of Baroque architecture. Admire the intricate carvings, decorative elements, and overall design that reflects the artistic sensibilities of the 18th century.

Bell chamber

The tower houses a bell chamber, and visitors can observe the bells up close. Learn about the history of the bells and their role in the daily life of the Clérigos Church.

Climb the staircase

Experience the ascent to the top by climbing the narrow spiral staircase. The staircase consists of 225 steps, and while it may be a physical challenge, it adds to the overall adventure. 

Clérigos church

The Clérigos Tower is part of the Clérigos Church complex. Consider exploring the church as well, which features an impressive interior with religious art, altars, and other historical elements.

Plan your visit to Clerigos Tower

Getting there
Tips and guidelines

Opening times: Daily, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Last entry: 6:30 PM

Best time to visit: Plan your visit to Clerigos Tower in the morning, just after it opens. However, for a truly magical experience, visit the tower at the golden hour or sunset so that you can enjoy the stunning panoramic views drenched in impressive colors. 

Address: R. de São Filipe de Nery, 4050-546 Porto, Portugal. 

Find on maps. 

  • By bus: 703, 801, 12M and 13M
    Nearest stop: Cordoaria

  • Washrooms
  • Information desk
  • Be prepared to walk at the Clerigos Tower. It is a good idea to wear comfortable footwear and clothes so that you can easily explore the attraction. 
  • Plan your visit to Clerigos Tower during sunset, to enjoy some magical panoramic views of the surrounding areas. 
  • If you are up for it, climb the 225 steps to reach the top of the tower. Your efforts will be rewarded with the breathtaking views you will see at the top. 
  • Since there is no lift to the top of the tower, the attraction is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. 

  • Cafeína: This restaurant is known for its contemporary Portuguese cuisine and has a stylish ambiance. It's located in a renovated warehouse and offers a diverse menu with a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients. It is situated 7.3 km from Clerigos Tower. 
  • Tapabento: Located 500 m from Clerigos Tower, Tapabento serves traditional Portuguese tapas and a variety of seafood dishes in a cozy atmosphere. 
  • Cantina 32: Located 2.5 km from Clerigos Tower, Cantina 32 is a trendy eatery known for its creative dishes, which include a mix of Portuguese and international flavors. The industrial-chic decor adds to the overall dining experience.
  • Zenith Brunch & Cocktails: Located 2.4 km from Clerigos Tower, Zenith is a well-known spot that serves a variety of brunch options, from pancakes to savory dishes. 

Budget: Clérigos Ville Porto Rooms (100m), Duas Nações Guest House (240 m), Hotel da Bolsa (340 m)

Mid-range: Grande Hotel de Paris (240 m), Hotel Internacional Porto (270 m), Hotel Aliados (350 m). 

Luxury: Casa da Companhia (200 m), PortoBay Flores (210 m), InterContinental Porto (260 m). 

Beyond Clerigos Tower

Porto Cathedral

Located 650 m from Clerigos Tower, the Porto Cathedral is a historic cathedral that dates back to the 12th century, offering a mix of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque architectural styles.

Palácio da Bolsa

The Palácio da Bolsa is a 19th-century neoclassical building that served as the stock exchange. The Arabian Room, with its intricate detailing, is a highlight of the palace, and the palace is located 850 m from Clerigos Tower.

Porto City Hall

The Porto City Hall is located 850 m from Clerigos Tower. It is a notable building in the city center with a distinctive clock tower. The square in front of the City Hall is a hub of activity.

Frequently asked questions about Clerigos Tower tickets

How much is a ticket to Clerigos Tower?

A Clerigos Tower ticket will cost €8. 

How to book tickets to Clerigos Tower?

You can book Clerigos Tower tickets either online or offline. Booking online is recommended since it helps save time and money. 

Why should I book Clerigos Tower tickets online?
  • Cheaper rates: It is cheaper to buy tickets online rather than offline. 
  • Convenience: It is easy and convenient to book tickets online, You just need a smartphone and an Internet connection. 
  • Guaranteed entry: If you have booked tickets online, you are guaranteed admission to the attraction on the day of your visit, irrespective of the season. 
What do Clerigos Tower tickets include?

Clerigos Tower tickets include access to the tower and the church.

What is the cancellation policy for Padrão dos Descobrimentos tickets?

The Tickets to Monument to the Discoveries and Combo (Save 8%): Monument to the Discoveries + Belém Tower Tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. However, the Lisbon: 3h Belém by the Riverside e-Bike Tour can be canceled 24 hours before the experience begins for a full refund. 

How long does it take to complete a tour of Clerigos Tower?

It can take around 2 hours to complete a tour of Clerigos Tower.