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“Pretty chapel with a number of masses per day”
Review of Capela das Almas

Capela das Almas
Ranked #18 of 249 things to do in Porto
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Goa
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Pretty chapel with a number of masses per day”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

It is tiny but very pretty though the outside is not too attractive. Mass in Portuguese many times a day and on sundays. Liked the Azulejos on the back wall. Will upload picture sometime.

Visited May 2014
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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“Azulejo tiled exterior”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This chapel is the meeting site for Invicta City Tours and is very easy to get to and recognize. It is covered in the characteristic Portuguese blue and white tiles on its exterior. It is at the junction of Rua Santa Catarina and Rua Fernandes Tomas right by the metro station. Inside, its pretty typical for this era but worth a peek. Outside the tiles feature the life of St. Catherine (of the wheel fame). One of Porto's many free sites.

Visited June 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Unbelievably Open To Elements.”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

You would almost think they made this church inside out. The exterior walls are vibrant and beautiful. Anchor your walk around the city with this landmark. If you can get some good shots at dusk the contrast will pay off nicely.

Visited May 2014
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Coimbra, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Azul do Céu”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

When you are walking along Santa Catarina , you can not miss Capela das Almas , totally covered in Portuguese tiles , the colour of the sky ! The interior is too ornate in my opinion , but definitely worth a visit .

Visited May 2014
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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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“nice welcome!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

When you get out of the metro, from the airport, at Batalha, you are welcomed by this very nice church. The beautiful facade, with the blue tiles reminds you that you are in the heart of Portugal. Also the inside of the church is nice, especially the fresh flower pieces. When there is a ceremony, you will have to cover your shoulders.

Visited May 2014
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