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Igreja do Carmo

Rua Carmo, Porto 4050-164, Portugal
+351 22 207 8400
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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 .
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Rua Carmo, Porto 4050-164, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located next to the Igreja do Carmelitas and with the narrowest house in Porto connecting them, this is a lovely church with beautiful tiled panels and a classy locking roof. Well worth checking out.

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Igreja do C, Gerente at Igreja do Carmo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear David, Thank you for the kind words about our Church. We expect to see you again soon to enjoy our Tourist Circuit that will soon have news. Kind regards, Frederico Marchand (Manager of the Tourist Circuit of Igreja do Carmo)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most photogenic buildings and display of tiles we've seen on our travels around Portugal.

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Igreja do C, Gerente at Igreja do Carmo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear The_Travel_Bunch, Thank you very much for the kind words about our church. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Frederico Marchand (Igreja do Carmo Tourist Circuit's Manager)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my view this is the prettiest tiled facade in Porto. However like many churches in the city the inside is a little too rich and ornate, and not for everyone. I stick to the outside.

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Igreja do C, Gerente at Igreja do Carmo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Wanderlust_SAB, Thank you very much for your kind words about our church. Be back soon! Kind regards, Frederico Marchand (Igreja do Carmo Tourist Circuit's Manager)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might not be into religious architecture, but even so, you shouldn´t miss the Carmo church, because it´s an extraordinary piece of baroque art, which is attributed to Nasoni. If architecture and art are your thing, you´ll be delighted. Both the tiles, the rococo ornamentation...More

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Igreja do C, Gerente at Igreja do Carmo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear southerntraveller49, Thank you very much for your kind words about our church. Be back soon! On a more accurate note, the arquitect of Carmo's Church is the portuguese José Figueiredo Seixas having Nasoni given a little help regarding the main facade of the church....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot pass this without your jaw dropping the first time. It is a wonderful sight but be aware of tourist crowds.

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Igreja do C, Gestor at Igreja do Carmo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ejedi, Thank you very much for your kind words about our church. Be back soon! Kind regards, Frederico Marchand (Igreja do Carmo Tourist Circuit's Manager)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed the church several times during our stay, but we didn't enter. Obviously this is a very popular place, since there were lots of tourists every time we passed. The outside of the building is covered with the famous tiles.

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Igreja do C, Gestor at Igreja do Carmo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear AnnKeSt, Thank you very much for your kind words about our church. Be back soon! Kind regards, Frederico Marchand (Igreja do Carmo Tourist Circuit's Manager)

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I love azulejo and that was why I came here. The beautiful blue tiles adorned the facades of this church. The interior is rococo style with lots of gold and glitter. It is very easy to find, literally across from University of Porto and within...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

As churches go, I guess they are reasonably "standard" for their times. 2 churches next to each other separated by a small narrow house - that's their claim to fame, which could be interesting if the history and stories around these 2 churches and house...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

2 churches separated by a tiny house; the one on the left is free. If you're religious , and particularly catholic, you'll probably like this despite the dark,heavy atmosphere. If you're cynical you may find it a heavily gilted dolls' house. Wonderful tiles outside though.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The outside walls of the church are covered with amazing azulejos and it's separated of an other church only by a tiny house- that you can visit for a 2€ fee that also include the catacumbs and the sacristy. We visited both churches (free) and...More

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