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This Church Built With Gold Will Amaze You (Pictures)

I know it sounds different but have you heard or seen the Sao Franscisco or Church of Saint Francis ? It is a church built with 400 kilograms of gold. The church was established in Porto, Portugal around 1244.

During the regime of King Ferdinand I, the Franciscans who worshipers of the church decided to build a more bigger church in 1383, this new structure that was completed in 1425 had a relatively plain Gothic design. 

By the 18th century, the initial artistic campaign began with the surfaces of the interior of the church, including walls, pillars, side chapels and roof covered with Portuguese gilt wood work which were eventually covered in 400 kilos of gold. The astonishing decorations which is regarded as the most notable feature of the church covers the roofs of the aisles, pillars, window frames.

Although, visitors or worshippers are not allowed to take pictures in the church but if your camera's flash isn't on, you can be pardoned. Visiting the church requires buying a ticket after which an informative guide will give you a tour of the whole church.

See Pictures below:

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Church of Saint Francis Ferdinand I Porto Portugal Portuguese


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