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Igreja do Carmo, Porto
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Explore the Gothic ruins and archeological museum at Igreja do Carmo, a medieval convent toppled by the 1755 earthquake. While the roof collapsed, the walls and the arches still stand, leaving the skeleton of the building for visitors to explore. The church now houses the Carmo Archeological Museum, where you can see 14th-century tombs, fountains, windows, sepulchral monuments, and other artifacts from Portuguese history. Also look out for the mummies from ancient South America. Plan to visit Igreja do Carmo during your Porto vacation using our convenient Porto family vacation planner.
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  • The twin churches of Carmo and Igreja dos Carmelitas form a beautiful architectural set within walking distance of the Clérigos Church. For those who look to the front, the Carmo Church is on the right. On the façade, the sculptures stand out sides of the prophets Elijah and Elisha, the pediment Rico in detail and the sculptures of the envangelistas at the top, but the highlight is the lateral façade all in tiles. The interior is also beautiful. When we visited the Church was experiencing a mass and the Church was quite crowded.
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  • If you enjoy already before entering it on your external coating in tiling. Grand has internal décor very nice also.
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  • Yet another of Porto;s stunning churches. Words do not portray how beautiful this church is inside. Ijust suggest you visit. Also the tiles outside which is a feature of Porto churchs are beautiful 
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  • If you look carefully you will see two churches instead of one. On your left, the Carmelitas Church was part of a former 17th century convent. On your right, the Carmo Church, a great example of baroque architecture, later built in the 18th century. Both churches are classified as national monuments.
  • Another church with a beautiful tiled facade but on the side facing the fountain of lions. It's definitely something you cannot miss when walking past but difficult to capture in its full glory.
  • A igreja mais bonita do Porto...
  • If you look carefully you will see two churches instead of one. On your left, the Carmelitas Church was part of a former 17th century convent. On your right, the Carmo Church, a great example of baroque architecture, later built in the 18th century. The east side wall is covered in "azulejos", a form of Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework. Both churches are classified as national monuments.
  • This is a lovely ornate Church . We lit candles and sat quietly for a moment of peace in a busy day.