Porto: Private Half-Day as a Local Experience
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
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My husband and I entered the Torre dos Clerigos tower and exchanged our vouchers for tickets. First you start to climb stairs up and back down for a bit as you go around the church and view it from different angles. We thought that we would then directly enter the tower, as there appeared to be no wait. However, once we finally reached the tower entrance there was about a 20 minute wait before they let more people up, as we had to wait for some people to first come down. As all reviews that I've read say the climb up and down is very narrow. It is only one path to go both ways and you have to alternate as you let people go down as you are climbing up. Unfortunately we were only able to make it to the first view point, half way up the climb, as we factored in the time it would take to get all the way up at this point and having to get back down, and we were already leaving Porto to catch a flight back home that evening.
My experience at Clerigus tower was amazing. The views from upstairs was superb. I can highly recommend. I would like to mention as an improvement and not being critical . The porter that stops ppl going up the tower when ppl is coming down was in such bad mood shouting at people and gesticulating - “queue there” - Was the only downside. Its not nice having someone with such behaviour in a touristic place. Many thanks
The tower was just great, I was exhausted arriving at the top, but it was totally worth it. I was also impressed with the gigantic collection of images of Jesus Christ. I was not so impressed with the people walking against the prescribed route which made them pass me real close (approx. 10 centimetres). But all in all, a great experience which I can recommended to everyone.
One of my highlights of my trip to Porto so far. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the tower and in my opinion is a must see/must do activity. Can get a bit crowded, especially on the upper part of the tower and people are not always patient enough to wait and take it in turns to ascend/descend though!
The inside of the tower was absolutely beautiful and the view once at the top was beautiful as well! It’s a higher climb with the stairs being quite steep and tight at times. Once at the top the area outside is small so be prepared to be squished with others and to have to squeeze past people.