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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank singinggigi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank greenham01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank william m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Marie T
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Igreja do Carmo is located on the square at Rua Carmo and easily be mixed together with the adjacent Igreja dos Carmelitas as one. The former one has been built on the second half of 17th century and be of baroque style, particularly stunning on...More

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Next to the Igreja dos Carmelitas is the Igreja do Carmo. Built for the monks in the 18th century a small, narrow house separates the Igreja dos Carmelitas from this church to prevent the walls of the two churches from touching because the nuns and...More

Thank d28drk
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Porto has a lot of Churches, this one is fully loaded with Golden Barock Altars. U cannot switch on real Candles (only electric) and the smell is moody too (not unusually in Churches). Worth to visit, but not great like Spain or Italian Churches &...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Built between 1756 and 1768 in the rococo or late Baroque. Igreja do Carmo and Igreja dos Carmelitas are two churches that stand almost side by side separated by a very narrow house. Together, they look like the biggest church in the city.

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I'm sure Igreja do Carmo is part of every walking tour of Porto. The church, and the complex that surrounds it, are an important part of the history of he city. Our tour did not include the inside of the church as our guide attempting...More

Thank NXTTRP
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The church is remarkable from the outside with the blue tiles. We specifically wanted to attend a service and enjoyed the service which was well supported by the locals.

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