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This church is graced by many hand-carved, gilded sculptures inside. It’s truly breathtaking. No photography or “videoing” are allowed, so search the Internet for photos, but visit regardless. This is an amazing, sacred place.
The church has since been converted in a museum for the public. Very impressive gold gilded interior... one of the most “extravagant” I’ve seen in Portugal. But no photos allowed. Ticket also entitles you access to the catacombs and treasury.
How many churches and cathedrals do we visit on our trips to Europe-well lots of them! We hadn't planned to visit any more historic sites or churches but saw crowds climbing the many many stairs to the church. It was such a magnificent place with...More
This church of the Franciscan order is famous for its gold leaf, and understandably so. Something like 100kg of gold leaf adorns the interior of the church. I loathed it (though others may love it). If you do go, do go downstairs and inhale the...More
This cathedral was one of them most ornate we have ever seen in Europe. The wooden carvings with gold leaf were amazing. The one with the Tree of Jesse was simply awesome (and I really don't use the word much). The tombs below the museum...More
The Igreja de São Francisco is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. It has its walls all coverec by a wonderful barroque work in wood and gold which is simply magnificent. Don`t miss it !!!