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“Attended the Sunday 11h00 service”
Review of Igreja do Carmo

Igreja do Carmo
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USD 28.79*
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3-Hour Walking Tour: Tiles of Porto
Ranked #15 of 232 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 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank emarieb_13
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"rococo style"
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"second half"
in 4 reviews
"lovely church"
in 5 reviews
"mount carmel"
in 2 reviews
"religious architecture"
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"golden altar"
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"main altar"
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"exterior walls"
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"side chapels"
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"small church"
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"beautiful inside"
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"worth a quick visit"
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"painted tiles"
in 3 reviews
"blue and white tiles"
in 4 reviews
"clerigos tower"
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"gold leaf"
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"tile work"
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

One of the most beautiful churches in Porto (and there are several). Ornaments are among the richest we saw, a bit too much for a quite small church interior. The whole complex is quite special with that hidden house used in order to respect clerical laws stating that establishments for nuns and monks have to be completely separated. One of the landmarks of the city. We were unable to visit Igreja das Carmelitas, always found it closed (probably our fault, as we arrived after 12:00 or later in the afternoon).

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AndaLibra
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This church is absolutely gorgeous but only admire the outside and the limited space inside. Don't buy the admission into the "Hidden House" and the "Catacombs". It's only 2.50, so no biggie, but the hidden house couldn't be less boring and the so-called catacombs was a door with a small window in which one looks into a room filled with silverware. Super weird and doesn't make any sense calling it a catacomb.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Very reasonable entry fee of €2.50 per person.

The little hidden house is a delight and the church is beautiful and well worth a look. Guides were also extremely helpful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 317callumg
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Like all Carmelite churches, this is a very rich church, in particular the gold plated sculptures inside. So are the tiled pictures on the outside very interesting indeed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gerimaus0515
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