The Corner of Rua Santa Caterina and Rua Fernandes Tomas, Porto

Portugal is known for its azulejos, a form of painted tin-glazed ceramic tile work. Some churches in Porto boast of white tiles painted in blue adorning their walls. One of them is Capela Das Almas or Chapel of Souls. Standing at the corner of Rua de Fernandes Tomas and Rua de Santa Canterina, it is an eye-catching sight with its beautiful azulejo walls showing scenes from the lives of saints such as St Francis of Assisi and St Catherine of Alexandria.

Capela Das Almas, Β©deetravels

The chapel is the first azulejo-clad building I saw in Porto and I was wowed. It was a treat to see it at a popular shopping street in Porto. At Rua de Santa Caterina, one not only has the opportunity to shop, but also to appreciate classic Portuguese art, and to worship as well.

About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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11 Responses to The Corner of Rua Santa Caterina and Rua Fernandes Tomas, Porto

  1. What an amazing exterior! And you’ve taught me a new word: azulejo. Thanks for posting this.


  2. arlene says:

    The facade is lovely πŸ™‚

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  5. Bipasha says:

    I remember this church, it’s simply amazing, isn’t it?

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  6. Bertin Dominguez says:

    Ya esta


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