The Clerigos Church in Porto is a Baroque church, completed around 1750 with a dramatic bell tower that can be seen from many parts of the city. We were lucky enough to visit the tower this December, climbing the large tower by foot. They had just painted the tower, so the interior smelt strongly of some evaporating solvent; the attendant at the counter said it had been that way for some months, so perhaps it still stinks. Still once you climb high enough above the bottom, the tower doesn't smell and you can see beautiful panoramas of Porto, my favourite city in Portugal!
Here's one at night; sorry for the poor quality!
Porto is such a lovely city, at the mouth of the Duoro river:
and at my Porto page!
the tile museum in Lisbon if you like!
The far left is the train station (you can just see the tip) and the right is the cathedral again:
You can see some beautiful sights in the evening looking down from the hill by the church into the city centre:
Once you're done taking snaps of beautiful Porto, you can head to the free church (it costs a few euro to climb to the top of the tower).The church is in an oval form, reminiscent of the eggs that are laid by Jesus when he takes the form of a rabbit during the Christian fertility holiday of Easter.