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Capela das Almas

Rua de Santa Catarina 428 | Esquina com a Rua Fernandes Tomás, a 30 metros do Bolhão-Porto, Porto 4000-444, Portugal
+351 22 200 5765
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Going out from the Bolhao metro station, we immediately saw this beautiful church with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shadylau
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Girona, Spain
via mobile
Blue tiles a gogo

We stayed on Santa Carolina just a few metres from this iconic blue tiled chapel in downtown... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Rua de Santa Catarina 428 | Esquina com a Rua Fernandes Tomás, a 30 metros do Bolhão-Porto, Porto 4000-444, Portugal
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"outer walls"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going out from the Bolhao metro station, we immediately saw this beautiful church with the beautiful wall. It’s really worth a visit, charming and special

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on Santa Carolina just a few metres from this iconic blue tiled chapel in downtown Porto. It did not appear to open at all times so you have to choose your moment to visit. Great views of side length from road crossing...which seems...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

this church is tiled from top to bottom on its two outside walls which stops you in your tracks, small little working church inside

Thank lovetheunexpected
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, fascinating and mesmerizing!!! It’s located on the central street so getting there won’t be frustrating. You will be staring at the design and its details for hours, if you can. For sure one of the most beautiful pieces of art I’ve ever seen!

Thank Уля А
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The Capela das Almas is an 18th century chapel near the centre of Rua Santa Catarina. It’s very blue, thanks to beautiful azulejos (tiles) covering the exterior. The tiles were set into place by Eduardo Leite in 1929 and tell the story of Saint Francisc...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

What an introduction to Porto when coming up from Bilbao station and seeing all these beautiful blue tiles on the church. I preferred the outside of the church to the inside.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Amazing train station- beautifully decorated with old blue tiles showing all the crafts of the old times- fishing, farming etc.

Thank Holidayhouse
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

the appearance is amazing, a church "painted" by blue tiles, describing scenes like death of Saint Francis of Assisi and the martyrdom of Santa Catarina that appearance is new, only from 1929, and the idea to cover the entire exterior church with those tiles stories...More

Thank PopisteanuG
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

this is a small but beautifull church. The inside and oustide are complete oposites when it comes to the surprise you. The tiles on the outside are amazing and they represent so much of the portuguese culture and religion. The inside is simple but beautifull...More

Thank rmcc83
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I've never seen anything quite like this gorgeous church. If you love the color blue like me, you too will have your mind blown!! Gorgeous hues. I could not visit inside as Mass was going on and I didn't want to disturb. Outside is enough!

Thank Jamie K
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