Porto: Casa São Roque Direct Entrance Ticket
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- Valid: 1 day
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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.
We got to see the impressive Estádio Do Dragão, which was very beautiful. However, it didn’t have to ‘Wow’-factor that a stadium like Mestalla does have. This is probable due to the age of the stadium (quite young) and a less ‘complete’ tour. The guides didn’t explain and tell as much as we expected. However, their English was rather good. We went through the museum as well, which is built up in a very nice way! I definitely would recommend a visit to this stadium.
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.
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.
Pick up was punctual, our guide Ivo was very knowledgeable and funny. The wineries we visited were great, and the lunch was beautiful (in a new, beautifully decorated restaurant). There was a lot packed into the day, including lots of wine, and I found it to be excellent value for money