Torre dos Clérigos, Porto

The immense Torre dos Clérigos towers over its surroundings and is a central point on virtually all views of historic Porto.  The baroque tower was designed by Italian artist and architect Nicolau Nasoni in the mid-eighteenth century.

Nasoni lived and worked in Porto for fifty years and designed many beautiful structures in Porto and throughout the north of Portugal.  Besides the Clérigos Church, Nasoni designed and built the loggia on the Porto Cathedral, the Episcopal Palace, Palace of São João Novo, and the Palace of Freixo, all located in Porto.

It seems that no matter where you are in Porto, your eyes are drawn to the magnificent tower.

Clerigos Tower skyline