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Igreja do Carmo

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Address: Rua do Carmo, Porto 4050-164, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 332 2928
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Nice from outside

Inside quite basic church but outside more original with bluevtiles. Not a must see but why not if enough time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Seppo H

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the this church & the igreja dos carmelitas. The 2 churches beside each other and joined together. One of them looks nice on the inside. The other one the outside with it's blue tiles is better. Churches are in walking distance from sao bento station. And both are free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside quite basic church but outside more original with bluevtiles. Not a must see but why not if enough time!

Thank Seppo H
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It looks better(the tiles) on the outside than the inside, but worth a peek on you way to the downtown area! The adiacent Igreja dos Carmelitas is better on the inside!

Thank CristianCandea
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Enjoyed this church with all the gilding and tiles. This is an excellent example of Porto churches. Easily accessible in close proximity to the Collegio Tower.

Thank Oklaokie
Victoria, Canada
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Probably the best part of the Carmos is its exterior and the massive azulejo mural on its side wall! The interior was - as one previous reviewer, grandmaportugal (review 26 May 2015) put it - 'too heavy for me'. Dark, gloomy and almost oppressive, its over-the-top Rococo interior design didn't evoke any feelings of religious inspiration at all; I kept... More 

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Look carefully and what looks like just one big church is actually two connected by what is one of the world's narrowest houses - just 1 meter wide. To the left is Carmelitas Church, part of a former 17th century convent with a simple classical façade, a bell tower, and a richly gilded interior. To the right is Carmo Church,... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very nice church. Do not be misleaded by the queue - if you do not want to visit th tower and see the exhibition - you can go and visit church with no queue/ticket. Just step in and go left.

1 Thank Dawid Z
Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The outside of this church is really interesting, since it is covered with painted tiles depicting different scenes. The inside was quite plain, except for the alter, which was gorgeous! I recommend taking a look and some pics of the outside, a quick peek at the alter and then keep moving.

Thank Funkus1
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had not even realised this was two side-by-side churches till I read some of the reviews. No worries. there is enough gold and over-the-top Rococo decorative work in the one side I saw to more than make up for the disappointment at missing the other. And then there is the brilliant blue tile work on one facade of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The climb up the tower isn't too hard and the view from the top is breath-taking. The church is lovely too- make sure you go up as far as the choir.

Thank traveller-eater

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