Igreja de Sao Francisco & Palacio do Bolsa - Porto

Igreja de Sao Francisco & Palacio do Bolsa - Porto

The Gothic entrance to the Igreja de São Francisco next to the Baroque facade of part of the Palacio do Bolsa. All this was once part of a Franciscan monastery but with the 1834 Dissolution of the monasteries act the church was deconsecrated - and actually used as a warehouse.

Work commenced on the adjoining Bolsa Palace (stock market building) around this time with parts of the church being incorporated. If you look at the green metal grille on the centre window you will notice it has 'BOLSA' on it.


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