"Churches, Igreja de Sao Nicolao" Porto Favorite Tip by Martin_S.

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  Igreja de Sao Nicolao, Porto, Portugal
by Martin_S.
 
  • Igreja de Sao Nicolao, Porto, Portugal - Porto
      Igreja de Sao Nicolao, Porto, Portugal
    by Martin_S.
  • Igreja de Sao Nicolao, Porto, Portugal - Porto
      Igreja de Sao Nicolao, Porto, Portugal
    by Martin_S.
  • Igreja de Sao Nicolao, Porto, Portugal - Porto
      Igreja de Sao Nicolao, Porto, Portugal
    by Martin_S.
 

Favorite thing: Interesting thing, as you can see from the second photo the church had its doors open, but inside it was devoid of humans, totally empty, no priests, no sinners, not even any tourists aside from US...yet very close by we entered several other churches that had people, some just a few, but another was full almost...Sorry, but I have no idea what the differences are between the different churches, maybe someone has an idea??
One of the nice points in Porto was that the town provides you with information, like on the sign posted in front of the church with a bit of history in Portugese and English. We saw this also in a few other cities, but not as much.
Facts that I found on the internet when I searched for this church were:
What you see today is a reconstruction from the 18th century because this church built in the 17th century was completely destroyed in a fire. Inside are Rococo and neo-classic style altarpieces.

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  • Written Sep 21, 2011
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