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Igreja do Carmo

Rua do Carmo, Porto 4050-164, Portugal
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Ranked #10 of 70 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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