Igreja dos Carmelitas

Igreja dos Carmelitas, Porto

Igreja dos Carmelitas
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,586 contributions
Sep 2021
How unusual to see two churches on the same city block! Igreja dos Carmelitas is on the left, the Igreja do Carmo on the right, and separating the two – a tiny little house, the Casa Escondida (the hidden house). It’s hard to detect even when you know it’s there! The Carmelite church, part of a now defunct convent, was built in the mid-17th century. Free entrance to see the incredibly lavish, gilded apse and side chapels built in the Baroque and Rococo style.
Written January 21, 2022
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Anik L
Montreal, Canada654 contributions
May 2019
What looks like one enormous church is actually two separate buildings. Igreja do Carmo and Igreja dos Carmelitas are both extravagant sights to behold. Admission to the churches are free. Igreja dos Carmelitas is on the left and Igreja do Carmo is the one on the right as you face them. Igreja dos Carmelitas is NOT the one with the blue and white tiled side wall (azulejo) . Many people here a making a review for the wrong church!! Look very carefully between the two church, in the middle there is a house that’s separates the two churches, no more than a meter wide. It’s known as the hidden house. The house is so thin, it’s easy to mistake it for a wall. It was even inhabited up until the 1980's. Now, visitors can buy a ticket to peek inside this unusual building. For a nominal fee you can visit the the narrow house, the churches small catacombs, go to the portal behind the statue of Christ (in the igreja do carmo) so you could kiss his foot, see a mummified woman, etc.
It is worth your time to stop, and visit the 3 attractions (Igreja do Carmo, Igreja dos Carmelitas and the hidden house between the two!
Written April 17, 2020
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Diana P
Oradea, Romania430 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
The interior is absolutely stunning!

Even though I must admit I came in the area for a picture of the side covered in azulejos of the church next by, I was impressed of how the interior of Igreja dos Carmelitas looks like.

The pictures I believe speak for themselves.

Also if you are in the are, make sure you take a picture of the tram with the two churches in the background (I forgot to do it :( ) and also don’t miss Lello Library which is very close by.
Written October 2, 2020
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Malgorzata
10,740 contributions
Jul 2020
Located in downtown Porto, the Carmo and Carmelitas churches look like one big church. In fact, they are two churches separated by one of the world’s narrowest houses. If you look closely, you’ll find Carmo Church ,on the right, and Carmelitas Church ,on the left. Beautiful church like many others in the beautiful city of Porto. Construction began in 1616 and was completed in 1628. This church attracts attention with its baroque interior. The interior decoration was completed only in 1650. The admission to the church is free.
Written April 22, 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,350 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Igreja dos Carmelitos is a gem, a really beautiful church and well worth your time. There are two churches side by side on the same block, this one is to the left as you face them.
It is gree to enter and inside is just beautiful and serene. Stunning iconography and a beautiful altar. It's a lovely tranquil place to spend a bit of time in contemplation
Written February 18, 2020
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Julia K
Santa Clara, CA104 contributions
Sep 2021
A large church, which is one of the most important cultural monuments in the Port. A place where you can start your acquaintance with the culture of Portugal. Inside it is very beautiful, neat, spiritual, and calm. Definitely recommended visiting.
Written September 28, 2021
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN3,702 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The outside tile work on this Church is a beautiful sight. We walked around to a couple locations to see it from various angles. The inside of the church is also pretty spectacular. Certainly worth a visit when you are in Porto.
Written March 17, 2020
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alexandra ice
Chicago, IL77 contributions
May 2019
The church is beautiful, it was built in 1616 and it is now a National Monument.
Deserves some pictures if you pass by.
Written March 5, 2020
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Naila
Baku, Azerbaijan844 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
In this church you literally hot bling because of amount of gold pattern everywhere. You could say that all churches in Portugal are with such decor, but this is a whole new level.
Written July 26, 2020
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Deb G
19 contributions
Oct 2019
The tiles on the exterior and the tiny building to separate the nuns from the priests are unique and powerful in their own right. The cloister is of modest size but truly magnificent in its design
Written November 5, 2019
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