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Porto is the second biggest city in Portugal with 250.000 inhabitants in the municipality and about 1,5 millions in the metro.The city is worldwide famous for its wine,but apart from the wine the city is also known for the great number of churches,most of them built in Baroque style.Since the urban area of the city is divided into other municipalities located out of the boundaries of Porto city itself(stupid political divisions:eek:hno:),I'll show here the churches located in those other municipalities as well:




The Cathedral



Igreja dos Grilos











Igreja das Carmelitas



Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo












Igreja dos Clérigos
this church is the famous and tallest in Porto,the tower rises up 76 meters!









Igreja da Misericordia



Igreja de São Pedro de Miragaia





Igreja do Terço e da Caridade







Igreja de São Bento da Vitória



Igreja de São João Novo













Igreja do Corpo de Massarelos





Igreja de São João das Taipas





Igreja de Santo Ildefonso



Igreja do Recolhimento dos Orfãos







Igreja dos Congregados







Igreja da Lapa








Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Vitória







Capela de Santa Catarina







Igreja da Trindade




Igreja de São Martinho do Lordelo



Igreja de São Nicolau






Igreja do Bonfim



Igreja da Cedofeita
it's the oldest romanesque church in Porto






Igreja de São Francisco
the original building dates back to the medieval age,then in the baroque age an annex was built.The inside of the building is considered as one of the masterpieces of baroque art.























Igreja de Santa Clara





















Igreja de Fradelos






Igreja de Sao João Baptista






Igreja do Carvalhido





Capela do Divino Coração de Jesus





Igreja do Marques
not very old,it dates back to the 30's



Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar
located just ahead Porto's historic district in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia







Igreja Paroquial de Vila Nova de Gaia
The main church in Vila Nova de Gaia








Igreja do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos
this one is in an adjacent city of Porto







Igreja Matriz de São Mamede de Infesta
also located in Matosinhos municipality




Capela de Sant'Anna
a small chapel in Matosinhos






Igreja Paroquial de São Miguel de Leça da Palmeira
Another church in Matosinhos.




Igreja Matriz de Rio Tinto
located in Gondomar,very close to Porto



Igreja Matriz de São Cosme e São Damião
a small church in Gondomar




Igreja de Águas Santas
located in the municipality of Maia






Igreja Matriz de Valongo
The main church of the munipality of Valongo




Check also The churches of Lisbon thread!
 

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é sempre deslumbrante (re)ver as igrejas do Porto!!!! A de S. Francisco e a de Santa Clara são inacreditáveis, que belezura!!! (esta foi em honra do nosso brasuca de serviço!;))
 

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Too bad a lot of the pics are from like the 80s... I guess we've got to work with what we have; but good job nonetheless!!! :) Porto is indeed one of the most fascinating cities in the world!
 

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And is there no commerce in Oporto? :jk:

Thank you enormously, Phobos, for this beautiful thread! :master:

The city possesses a a wealth of sacred buildings ... just amazing! :cool:

There are some grand churches, enormously impressive both outside and inside, and thanks for also showing smaller, less ornate churches that impress through their noble simplicity.


I really should check out this section of Euroscrapers more often! :eek:kay:
 

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Just freacking stunning.....I got goose bumps while looking at these pics how beautiful they are.....it doesnt happen very often to me... :)
:cheers:
 

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Grande compilação phobos :eek:kay:

Oporto's Igreja de São Francisco has to be the most impressive church I've ever visited.
 

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I prefer the Baroque of Central Europe which is hugely decorated too but more delicately ... here like in all Portugal the ornamentation is so brutal without any Elegance ... like in Latin America ... For all country / cities I visit ( Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Venice, etc ) ... the most beautiful baroque is in Central Europe which is even more elaborated than in Italie ...

Central Europe : Germany, Poland, Czech, Hungaria, Austria, Lithuania, Slovakia and even more EST : Russia .
 

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Sorry again, i admit even it's not my favorite style of baroque it's gorgeous ....churches sometimes here are even more than in France ...
but chutttt ....
 

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angelika said:
blábláblá[...]here like in all Portugal the ornamentation is so brutal without any Elegance...[...]bláblábláblá
If you prefer the Baroque from Central Europe than the portuguese one that's your opinion and I respect it,but pelase don't say the Portuguese or Spanish Baroque is brutal and not elegant because that is not true. >(
 

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Phobos said:
If you prefer the Baroque from Central Europe than the portuguese one that's your opinion and I respect it,but pelase don't say the Portuguese or Spanish Baroque is brutal and not elegant because that is not true. >(

sorry !
 
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