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Igreja do Carmo

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Another beautiful tile church

Published by flag-br Ethel Rudnitzki — 4 years ago

Portugal is known for its catholic culture as well for its blue and white tiles (not to mention the portuguese cuisine). In Igreja do Carmo (or Carmo's church in English) you'll find both things together.

It is a church with a side facade covered in tiles that tell the story of the church foundation. It was founded in the 17th century by the carmelite order.

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The main facade is sculpted in rock and has the figure of Saint Anne, the most adored saint by the carmelites, and stautes of the order founders.

The church represents the rococo art movement, and it was inpired by the architect Nicolau Nasoni, who built the Clerigos church and tower, just a few blocks away from the Igreja do Carmo.

Another beautiful tile church

Inside the church there are no tiles, but the altar is covered in gold and there are many oil paintings in the walls. Really beautiful

Carmelita's church

Right beside Igreja do Carmo, you'll find another church and a monastry, built by the same order. It is the Igreja dos Carmelitas, built for the nuns to pray without mixing with other people. It is also a really beautiful church with rococo architecture.

Another beautiful tile church


Igreja do Carmo is located in front of the University of Porto and very close to other important places, such as Livraria Lello and Clerigo's church and tower. If you're in Porto, you must visit this places!

Another beautiful tile church

You can get to the church by subway - the closest station is Aliados. But you can also walk from São Bento station and see other monuments on your way.

The best way to get to know Porto is by walking around the streets, since most touristic places are very close to each other. I'm sure you'll love it!

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