Igreja Do Carmo, Olinda

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  • Recently, recovery works were carried out of the entire church collection and what was already beautiful became a spectacle of the part.
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  • It has a breathtaking altar, and thanks to the recent restorations it is in good condition. This is a beautiful church for weddings.
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  • Visiting the city of Olinda implies knowing its churches. Devotees of Our Lady will marvel at the magnificent church of Carmo and its beautiful garden, there is no doubt, but I would like to stop me in another aspect of this touristic point. Visiting Olinda is certainly one of the biggest desires of Brazilian tourists, especially in carnival. Of the most beautiful things that the image of the Church of Carmo brings me, is that it is the first Church of Olinda that we sighted to the main entrance of the city. Beautiful, giant, Majestic on its staircase right in the middle of the garden, the Carmo Church practically welcomes us to this stunning stroll around the city. In its surroundings there is always joy, as in most Carmelite communities. I don't need to recommend this ride. He alone invites us to visit him and never forget him.
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  • Very beautiful and historical. The Church of Our Lady of Carmel of the old convent of Santo Antônio do Carmo de Olinda had its construction begun around 1580, when the order of the Carmelites settled in Olinda, in the hermitage of Santo Antônio and São Gonçalo. When the city was destroyed by the Dutch, in the year 1631, the church and the convent suffered serious damage. From 1654 onwards, with the expulsion of the invaders, the friars returned to the ruined convent and initiated the reconstruction. In 1704, the internal works began and the cruise was erected in front of it. The tower on the south side was completed in 1726. The temple was closed in 1820 with the transfer of the priest prior to Recife, which provoked the abandonment of the convent. Another major coup came in the mid-nineteenth century when the eastern and northern facades of the convent collapsed, opening space for the action of vandals and looters. It was in 1897 that the friar Mariano of Mount Carmelo Gordon did restoration works in the main chapel and sent dressing room with his arcades, pilasters and vault and in the years 1966 and 1968, were performed restorations already by Iphan (at the time, Sphan), which returned to the church its tracing Primitive, which according to José Luiz Mota Menezes shows the Mannerist influence of the school of Vignola, merged with baroque elements.
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