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“Rococo style church with tiled exterior facade”
Review of Igreja do Carmo

Igreja do Carmo
Ranked #16 of 233 things to do in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Church of Our Lady of Carmo, a national heritage, is of the baroque-rococo style (architect José de Figueiredo Seixas with influence from Nicolau Nasoni); was ordered built by carmelite laymen: the third religious order of Our Lady of Carmo – the patroness of the Order (celebrated July 16th), thus the name Church of Carmo. Francis of Assisi founded the original third religious order (Franciscan) and was followed by dominicans, augustinians and carmelites who founded their own. Third religious orders extended to laymen the same spiritual previlages of the first religious orders. The Third Religious Order of Our lady of Carmo in Oporto was founded in 1736. The church is dedicated to Saint Anne (celebrated 26th July), mother of Mary, and opened for worship on the 24th July 1768. This is a sister church to all other churches particularly to the church next to us, the Carmelite Church, so called because it belonged to the Carmelite Fathers .
Reviewed July 8, 2017

This church was built in the second half of the 18th century, in the Rococo style. The beautiful tiled panels on the side of the church were added in 1912, designed by Silvestro Silvestri. Another notable feature of the church is the gilt carved main altar piece.

Thank Craig M
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"lovely church"
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

We had only seen two side by side churches before in Salamanca, Spain. Each church has it's own beautiful interior, worthy of a brief visit.

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

This looks like one large church but it is two connected by a very small house, this was built because of a law which does not allow two churches to stand together. The morning we visited there was a service taking place so we did not explore the interior.

Thank pedwar
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

We went there for the wedding. It is very nice from inside and outside. And apparently between to churches there is a smallest in Porto( we didn't notice that until taxi driver told us).it is a must see on Porto!!

Thank Ilona K
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Don't just look at the outside tiles. The interior is free of charge and has its appeal too. Interesting enough.

Thank Jurgen B
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