It is one of the most recent churches of Porto and, besides its unique architecture, it offers a privileged view of Porto and surrounding cities from its tower.
Consecrated by Our Lady of the Conception, patroness of Portugal, it is known among the Portuguese simply as the Igreja do Marquês, name of the square where it is located.
The creation of the Parish of Senhora da Conceição in 1927 made it necessary to build a church that could welcome the inhabitants of that part of the city, which became increasingly populous. The project was handed over to the Benedictine monk Paul Bellot. The first stone was laid in 1938 but due to economic difficulties and World War II, the work would only be completed in 1947.
The architecture has Gothic, Byzantine and Arab influences. Inside, the stained-glass windows with scenes of the life of Christ and of the Virgin Mary stand out, as well as an organ with 39 registers. One of the towers has 18 bells that can play 120 different songs. It is also possible to climb the tower, which is one of the highest points of the city and with a breath taking view.
Praça do Marquês de Pombal, 111, Porto
Visits: from 10h30 to 12h00 and from 15h00 to 17h00