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Igreja do Carmo

Rua Do Carmo, S/N, Porto 4050-164, Portugal
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Ranked #10 of 65 attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Cerritos, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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398 reviews 398 reviews
195 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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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298 reviews 298 reviews
64 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
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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243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Wroclaw, Poland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Mosaics outside are really impressive, indoor is not: typical baroque church in not very good shape.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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69 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

One of the largest azelujo works outside and beautiful inside, it is literally next to another church, also worth of visit., Igreja dos Carmelitas. In front of it you can get on two lines operated by vintage trams (but they are running every 30 minutes).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Well worth a visit, the interior is also fantastic. Go to the church next door as well- different feel, but great stations of the cross.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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260 reviews 260 reviews
150 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

This a good example of how the churches in Portugal are so beautiful.

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