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Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, Porto: 10 reviews and 16 photos

  Igreja de Santo Ildefonso Porto
by suvanki
 
 

My first sight of this tile covered church was shortly after arriving in the city, on the way to our hotel. It was night time, and it was one of the impressive memories for me as it was illuminated.

Exploring the city next day, we came across the church in day light. It didn't appear quite as impressive as at night time, but was worth a look.

This Gothic church is one of the UNESCO protected heritage sites of Porto. The blue and white azulejo (tiled) panels are by Jorge Colaco (Who painted the impressive panels of Sao Benito station)

I didn't get to see the inside as there was a service taking place, but there are examples of Rococco and Baroque architecture and fittings.

Open Mon - Fri 08.30 - 12.00 and 15.00 - 18.30
Saturday it is open 'til 19.45
Sunday 09.00 - 12.45 and 18.00 - 19.45

The church is located in Praca da Batalha (Battle Square), where there is seating, and is opposite the Teatro Nacional Sao Joao which was built in 1909

Address: Praca de Batalha Porto
Directions: From Sao Bento station head north to Praca Almeida Garrett, turn R. up the steep Rua 31 de Janeiro and at the top You'll be opposite the church

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  • Written Nov 11, 2007
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