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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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Very beautiful

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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102 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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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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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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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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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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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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