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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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7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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I walked in and straight out. It is a church for VERY religious people.It was too heavy for me.It is next to the peaceful Carmelite Church. Look for the small 'house' separating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I walked in and straight out. It is a church for VERY religious people.It was too heavy for me.It is next to the peaceful Carmelite Church. Look for the small 'house' separating the two churches.

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is another beautiful example of the Portuguese use of decorative tiles and here you have a very large area of it. After admiring it, take a peak inside at the extravagant interior, as usual in most of the churches, which must be appreciated for the craftsmanship. Well worth a quick stop if in the area.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The tiles on the outside of the Carmo are excellent, although it is hard to get a good picture because of the street clutter. The interior of the church is quite impressive with the use of blue in many of the naves.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

There's a theme going through many of the outstanding buildings in Porto - the Blue and White tiled exteriors - and this Church is no exception. You can't tire of marvelling at the beauty of the expansive, exterior tiled walls of this Church and you can even forgive the uglier, brash religious art crammed within.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The inside of the church is definitely a work of art. However, the huge blue & white tile wall on the outside is the real masterpiece. Worth checking it out.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful, gorgeous religious art. The ceilings, the altar, the images of the Saints, the columns supporting the side altars covered by gold, a church not to miss a visit to, even though you are not religious.

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are 2 churches next to and I think the Carmo is nicer from outside, and the other from inside (its Igreja da Carmelitas). Carmo is famouse for it's azulejos (blue ceramic wall tiles) and are really beautiful. But inside it's too colorfull for my taste. The next by church is Carmelitas and it's full of gold, but really nice.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped into this church for a quick visit and we were definitely not disappointed. Like most churched in Porto, it was so beautifully decorated inside and out. Must see!

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Roanne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Like so many Portuguese churches this one is large and just a bit shabby,though the outside however does have a splendid tile façade on one side and the inside is very glitzy with gilt altar and gilt decoration everywhere...all a bit over the top if you ask me and for the catholic church hardly surprising...after all you have to spend... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We did not go into this church we just viewed from the outside as the children where "churched out". We took tram number 18 from the riverfront and glad we stopped for a look.

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