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The city of Porto is one of the most visited cities in Europe, hosting more than a million tourists a year. It is the second largest city in Portugal, known worldwide for its wine, its bridges and its historical center, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. One of the symbols of Porto is the Torre dos Clerigos, the bell tower adjoining the Clerigos Church, a baroque church built between 1732 and 1750. The church was one of the first Baroque churches in Portugal. Its Baroque adornments reflect the city’s seaside way of life, as its façade is carved with shells and garlands. More iconic than the church however, is its bell tower.
You will need to be brave to climb the 200 steps (70 meters) of the tower on the heights of Porto. Rise to the challenge and be rewarded with a view to take your breath away.
Between 1732 and 1763, the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni designed the baroque church and the Torre dos Clérigos (Clerics Tower)