Igreja Do Carmo, Olinda

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  • It is part of the town of Olinda in the beautiful piazza overview in its highest point. Not to be missed.
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  • "Closed for reform, can be seen only from the outside, beautiful on the outside and has a huge garden, maybe next time it's open."
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  • The Church is gorgeous but it was abandoned, with weeds tall around was closed for visit (I went on a Saturday afternoon), a huge structure for shows mounted around the same, getting in the way of those who wanted to take pictures of the place. I highlight the stench of urine on the outside of the Church, denoting thus complete the Government negligence in the conservation of the Church, regrettable.
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  • The first Church of the order of Carmelites erected in Latin America, reopens its doors to the faithful. On Saturday 4 August day, Olinda, in Pernambuco, celebrates the reopening of the Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo of the former convent of Santo Antônio do Carmo de Olinda. The delivery ceremony of the restoration works will be at 7:30 pm. On Sunday, day 5, the 8:00, the community participates in the Mass of Rededication of the Church. These 400 years of history, there were many periods of construction. The complete restoration – which began in 1995-received the order of resource R $6 million from the federal Government through the Ministry of culture and UNESCO, in programs such as the Monumenta and PAC, Pronac historic towns, in addition to the partnership of Olinda and of order d the Carmo. IPHAN coordinates the work returned to the erection of almost 2000 square meters your Renaissance character original, with a predominance of horizontality, of symmetry and ordered the plant from a central axis. Volumetrically, also kept the simplicity of silhouette and gable roof. With assistance, the stonework (stone elements) was reformed as much external as well as internal area. The works also included the floor, the roof, the walls, which were coated. The Carmo Church won new hydraulic and electrical system. The chancel altar and the altar of the Blessed Sacrament are ready and adorned with Golden tones. The wood carvings got rid of termites and won back the gold glitter. The recovery work of the ship allowed the restorers discover their original details made of stone. Outside, a Cruise around the ladder allows access to the Hill. The temple has gained new furniture and the painting was also redone by respecting the original colors of the building. Archaeological prospecting phase, that needs to be made whenever a historic building undergoes restoration, revealed the foundations of the old convent and Chapel of the third order. In addition to rescuing the architectural and historical features of the building, the work included measures of timeliness as the adequacy to accessibility. Now, wheelchair users will have a ramp from the parking lot located at Parque do Carmo to the Church, in addition to bathrooms suitable for disabled people. The Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo of the former convent of Santo Antônio do Carmo de Olinda is listed by IPHAN since 1938. The order of Carmelites settled in Olinda, in the chapel of Santo Antônio and São Gonçalo, around 1580 when began the construction of the Church. When Olinda was destroyed by the Dutch in November 1631, the Church and the convent suffered serious damage. From 1654, with the expulsion of the invaders, the monks returned to the Abbey in ruins and initiated the reconstruction. In 1704, began the internal works and was erected the cross in front of the temple. The South Tower was completed in 1726. The Church was closed in 1820 with the transfer of father prior to Recife, which caused the abandonment of the convent. Another big blow came in the mid-19th century when the East and North facades of the convent have collapsed, making room for the action of vandals and looters. It was in 1897 that the Friar Mariano of Mount Carmel Gordon did restoration works in Chapel and sent their backstage arches, pilasters and vaults and in the years 1966 and 1968, restorations were performed already by IPHAN (at the time, SPHAN), who restored the Church your stroke primitive.
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