Igreja Sao Lourenco, Porto

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    Sacred art and archeology museum. Staircase&pond

    by Oleg_D. Updated Nov 28, 2013

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    This museum is part of Igleja São Lourenço or Church of Saint Lawrence and situated at Largo do Colégio. The building was a Seminary and it contains a good collection of liturgical utensils and sculptures. Archeological pieces, limestone and wooden images and statues are the attractions in this museum. The museum will charge 2€ per visit. But can get a 30% discount on “Porto Card”.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial pictures without flashlight and tripod.
    Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10:00-13:30/14:30-17:00
    closed: Sun, Mon and holidays Guided visits are available and require previous booking

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    Sacred art and archeology museum

    by Oleg_D. Updated Nov 28, 2013

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    Santiago the Pilgrim, XVII c.
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    This museum is part of Igleja São Lourenço or Church of Saint Lawrence and situated at Largo do Colégio. The building was a Seminary and it contains a good collection of liturgical utensils and sculptures. Archeological pieces, limestone and wooden images and statues are the attractions in this museum. The museum will charge 2€ per visit. But can get a 30% discount on “Porto Card”.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial pictures without flashlight and tripod.
    Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10:00-13:30/14:30-17:00
    closed: Sun, Mon and holidays Guided visits are available and require previous booking

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    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

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    Igreja São Lourenço

    by Oleg_D. Written Nov 7, 2013

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    You can easily find that church while walking down from the Cathedral toward the Ribeira riverside in Porto. Doing so, you will get beautiful view and the stunning exterior of Igreja São Lourenço or Church of Saint Lawrence.
    This church was built in late XVI-th century by the Jesuits, but after they were expelled from Portugal in XVIII century that church became the home of the Friars Augustinians who had a nickname the Crickets or “Os Grilos” in Portuguese because the brown color of their soutanes. That nicname gave the church its popular name Igreja dos Grilos or Church of the Crickets.
    The church has a few chapels, a huge main altar, and two side altars - where especially the altar with the death Jesus is worth a closer look.
    The Museum of Sacred Art and Archaeology, which has many exhibits of sculptures, paintings, old books, and other religious artifacts is the part of that church.
    A tour through the museum will lead you to the choir and from there is a good view of the church room.
    You will also find the small courtyard with the fishpond. This is a charming corner of that church and its museum.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial pictures without flashlight and tripod. Admission is free but you requested to by a ticket to visit museum. The museum will charge 2€ per visit
    Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10:00-13:30/14:30-17:00
    closed: Sun, Mon and holidays Guided visits are available and require previous booking

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    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel
    • Architecture

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    Igreja São Lourenço, Interior.

    by Oleg_D. Written Nov 7, 2013

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    You can easily find that church while walking down from the Cathedral toward the Ribeira riverside in Porto. Doing so, you will get beautiful view and the stunning exterior of Igreja São Lourenço or Church of Saint Lawrence.
    This church was built in late XVI-th century by the Jesuits, but after they were expelled from Portugal in XVIII century that church became the home of the Friars Augustinians who had a nickname the Crickets or “Os Grilos” in Portuguese because the brown color of their soutanes. That nicname gave the church its popular name Igreja dos Grilos or Church of the Crickets.
    The church has a few chapels, a huge main altar, and two side altars - where especially the altar with the death Jesus is worth a closer look.
    The Museum of Sacred Art and Archaeology, which has many exhibits of sculptures, paintings, old books, and other religious artifacts is the part of that church.
    A tour through the museum will lead you to the choir and from there is a good view of the church room.
    You will also find the small courtyard with the fishpond. This is a charming corner of that church and its museum.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial pictures without flashlight and tripod. Admission is free but you requested to by a ticket to visit museum. The museum will charge 2€ per visit
    Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10:00-13:30/14:30-17:00
    closed: Sun, Mon and holidays Guided visits are available and require previous booking

    Related to:
    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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    Iglesia São Lourenço

    by ValbyDK Updated Jul 29, 2012

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    Iglesia S��o Louren��o
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    Iglesia São Lourenço was built by the Jesuits in late 16th century, but after they were expelled from Portugal, the church became the home of the "Friars-Grilos". This gave the church its popular name Igreja dos Grilos...

    The church has a few chapels, a huge main altar, and two side altars - where especially the altar with the death Jesus is worth a closer look. There is also a museum, the Museum of Sacred Art and Archaeology, which has many exhibits of sculptures, paintings, old books, and other religious artefacts. A tour through the museum will lead you to the choir and from there is a good view of the church room. And if you enter the small courtyard with the fishpond, you’ll find a few archaeological exhibitions...

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    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel
    • Museum Visits

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