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“Late Baroque ”
Review of Igreja do Carmo

Igreja do Carmo
Ranked #14 of 230 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 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
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"lovely church"
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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 to show us a broad swath of the city (the highlights) in a short period of time.

Recognize that this part of the city is frequented by large groups of tourists, so it can be crowded. Likewise, you should expect encounters with less fortunate, homeless persons.

Thank NXTTRP
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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.

Thank Emarie B
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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).

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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.

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