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Igreja dos Carmelitas

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Igreja dos Carmelitas

616 Reviews
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The UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Douro Valley are a must-visit attraction during your time in Porto. However, if you don’t have a car, they can prove difficult to reach. Experience the best of the Douro Valley on a full-day tour that lets you skip the hassle of arranging transfers and activities.
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Diana P wrote a review Oct. 2020
New York City, New York318 contributions77 helpful votes
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The interior is absolutely stunning! Even though I must admit I came in the area for a picture of the side covered in azulejos of the church next by, I was impressed of how the interior of Igreja dos Carmelitas looks like. The pictures I believe speak for themselves. Also if you are in the are, make sure you take a picture of the tram with the two churches in the background (I forgot to do it :( ) and also don’t miss Lello Library which is very close by.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Laurylau-p wrote a review Jul. 2020
Antwerp, Belgium683 contributions430 helpful votes
Looking at them from the front, this is the church on the left. It does not happen every day to see two churches divided only by the priest's apartment.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Naila wrote a review Jul. 2020
Canterbury, United Kingdom844 contributions130 helpful votes
In this church you literally hot bling because of amount of gold pattern everywhere. You could say that all churches in Portugal are with such decor, but this is a whole new level.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ays Espiritu wrote a review Jun. 2020
Bonn, Germany390 contributions108 helpful votes
The altars of the church are covered in gold and very majestic! It is really impressive and worth a visit. It can be touristic though.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Anik L wrote a review Apr. 2020
Montreal, Canada654 contributions94 helpful votes
What looks like one enormous church is actually two separate buildings. Igreja do Carmo and Igreja dos Carmelitas are both extravagant sights to behold. Admission to the churches are free. Igreja dos Carmelitas is on the left and Igreja do Carmo is the one on the right as you face them. Igreja dos Carmelitas is NOT the one with the blue and white tiled side wall (azulejo) . Many people here a making a review for the wrong church!! Look very carefully between the two church, in the middle there is a house that’s separates the two churches, no more than a meter wide. It’s known as the hidden house. The house is so thin, it’s easy to mistake it for a wall. It was even inhabited up until the 1980's. Now, visitors can buy a ticket to peek inside this unusual building. For a nominal fee you can visit the the narrow house, the churches small catacombs, go to the portal behind the statue of Christ (in the igreja do carmo) so you could kiss his foot, see a mummified woman, etc. It is worth your time to stop, and visit the 3 attractions (Igreja do Carmo, Igreja dos Carmelitas and the hidden house between the two!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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