Clérigos Tower

Even though it’s only 75.6 meters tall, the baroque Torre dos Clérigos, or Clérigos Tower, soars above the rest of the Porto cityscape.

It was designed by Nicolau Nasoni in the mid-1700s as part of the Clérigos Church, quickly emerging as one of the main symbols of the city. The Tower has been considered a national monument since 1910, and is still one of the most visited landmarks in the city of Porto for good reason. Make sure to visit the adjoining museum and church for the full experience.

Best things to see at Clérigos Tower

Visitors can tour the museum’s collection of sacred art, or admire the church’s neoclassical, rococo, and baroque interior from one of several unique vantage points. These exhibitions feature the history of the Brotherhood of Clérigos, and historical pieces of art, jewelry, furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. Finally, your tour through the Tower culminates in climbing the 240 steps to the top of the tower. A narrow wraparound walkway offers incredible views but little elbow room; claustrophobes beware of having to squish your way around the tower’s perimeter (do it for the selfie!). 

Clérigos Tower directions and parking

Best way to get to Clérigos Tower

We recommend taking a public transit, as there is limited street parking available surrounding the Tower. There are both tram and bus stops located right next to the Tower.

 

Best parking near Clérigos Tower

There is little to no street parking available around Clérigos Tower, but the closest paid parking lot is
Parque Saba Praça de Lisboa, which can be found at R. de São Filipe de Nery. More information can be
found at the garage’s website.

Clérigos Tower FAQs

Do I need a ticket to enter the Tower?

You need to purchase a ticket online or in-person for admission into the Tower. Entrance to the museum is included in your admission ticket to the Tower. However, Clérigos Church, located next door, is free.

 

Are pets allowed in the Tower?

Only service animals are allowed in the Tower.

 

Are there tours available?

Yes, there are free tours, as well as paid guided tours, available upon entering the Tower.