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Igreja do Carmo

Rua do Carmo, Porto 4050-164, Portugal
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Ranked #10 of 73 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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York, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We wandered past this beautiful old church and took pictures of the exterior tiled wall first. But oh, the inside was so special! Can hardly describe the golden altar and many vignettes of Jesus and Mary. And it was free admission. They accept donations for renovation. Must go!

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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68 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Most unusual to see two churches next door to each other. Facing the churches, I thought the one on the left to be the prettier of the two, there is a lot of gold painted wood and many stunning statues. The other church was much duller and not so inviting although there was a service about to be conducted in... More

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308 reviews 308 reviews
203 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

There are 2 churches next to each other - igreja do Carmo and igreja dos Carmelitas. Both are decorated in the same style of ornate carving covered in gold. They are absolutely stunning. Make sure you look upwards as well. The carving is everywhere. The most magnificent pieces are the altars. Entrance is free, but there is a donation box... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Small church packed with lots of gold! The outside walls were covered in beautiful portuguese tile work. Different from the typical churches you see in Europe.

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Cerritos, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We found this small church while we were touring the Harry Potter bookstore across the street. The outside was covered in gorgeous blue and white tiles. The inside was small, but beautiful, with lots of gold. It was a quiet place to stop.

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California City, California
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28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We accidentally stumbled upon this church near the police station. From the outside just looks like ruins, as you go under an arch and enter into a small square. When we opened the heavy door we were amazed. There was an older woman who gave us a private tour of the inside including the back rooms. She only spoke Portuguese... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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242 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It is not common to see two churches built almost side by side, but in O Porto, a very small house separates "Igreja do Carmo" (18th Century) from "Igreja dos Carmelitas Descalços" (17th Century). As a matter of fact, this house was intended only to separate the monks at the Convent and Church of the Carmelitas Descalços from the nuns... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Attractive small church. Amazing to see how much glitz can be packed into a small place. Seating for only 200 but quite an impact on the senses.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The wall decorations that are there are incredible, but there are a lot of sections missing and the walls are not in a good state of repair, which has a negative impact on the overall experience. This in itself does make it unique in itself though! Worth a visit!

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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Very nice really !visit it!small and beautiful like unreal.you can see different styles and it is very friendy

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