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Igreja do Carmo

Address: Rua do Carmo, Porto 4050-164, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 332 2928
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Ranked #13 of 71 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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304 reviews 304 reviews
101 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wondeful piece of religious architecture, together with its neighbour, the carmelites. If possible, try to go to a religious service. Traditional portuguese mass. Not to miss

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Munich, Germany
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65 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What an amazing church! It is a shame that they are not able to maintain and restore it properly as it is simply beautiful. The history behind it and the stories also make you appreciate it a little more so be sure to do some research on its history.

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Tonsberg, Norway
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34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A must for the tourist to Porto. This Church , built later in the 18th century is a beautiful example of late baroque architecture . Outside, one side wall is covered in blue and white tile panels.

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Quebec
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is one of the richest decorated church we have ever seen. The richness and details are really impressive. If you have only one church to visit in Porto, this is the one.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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163 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

As the majority of Portugal's churchs, the walls of this one are covered with figures and details carved in wood and covered with gold. Although personally Iprefer the "naked wall" of original medieval churches, I understand the fascination of the carvings and the very distinctive look it have once covered with gold and occupying every wall. The church, however, is... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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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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76 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Herts
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209 helpful votes 209 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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Huntington Beach, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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46 helpful votes 46 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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