Santa Clara Church

The Igreja de Santa Clara in Porto dates from the 18th century and is a fine example of the typical baroque style of northern Portugal, being particularly notable for the carved and gilded woodwork of Miguel Francisco da Silva.

It belonged to the convent founded in 1416 by the king Dom João I, of which little now remains.

Also worthy of note is the Mannerist cloister, built at a later date, and other works that mark the transition to the 18th century, such as the dormitories, the main entrance and the two choirs. In 1729, work began on the transformation of the church that would result in the present-day building.