Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Porto - Portugal

A postcard from one of my favorite portuguese cities, that I won in a FB lottery and sent by Anne Silva. 

Fotos: Manuel M. Pinturache, Nuno Perestrelo, Sérgio Duarte © 2016 - Ed. 19 de Abril: 179
On the bigger image of the card, you can see the twin churches of Carmo and Carmelitas. Carmo Church, built between 1756 and 1768 in rococo style, has a beautiful azulejo-covered exterior. The tiles were added in 1912. The church stands next door to the Carmelitas Church, part of a 17th century convent. 
The two churches are separated by a very narrow (1m wide) house that was inhabited until the 1980's. The house was built so that the two churches would not share a common wall and to prevent any relations between the nuns of Carmelitas Church and the monks of Carmo Church.

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