Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Southeast Region (Coastal)
Ordem Terceira do Carmo Church
[Church of the Third Order of Carmel]
The Venerable and Archiepiscopal Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmo [sic]was founded on July 19, 1648.
In 1749, the Order decided to have a new chapel built to practice spiritual exercises more comfortably. But it was only in 1752 that the marble cut stone was ordered for the high chapel. In 1755, the foundations of the new Church were built, and finally on July 22, 1770, the new temple was consecrated in a solemn procession with the images that adorned the old chapel, to the glory of Our Lady of Carmo and the Holy Sacrament. Both majestic towers, which are covered with blue glazed tiles, were only completed in 1849 and 1850, respectively; a temporary wooden bell tower had been built before in one of the towers, where the bells of the Convent were installed; it was then transformed into the official dwellings of the Royal Family, when it first settled in Brazil.
The stone facade, foreseeing the neoclassical style, has a door with a typical line of composition from the 18th century. The decoration is purposeful: it has daisies, a flower characteristic of the period. A Lioz marble medallion, made in Lisbon, completes the decoration; it is an image of Our Lady of Carmo with Jesus on her lap, delivering the scapular of Carmo to Saint Simão Stock.
Location. 22° 54.186′ S, 43° 10.526′ W. Marker is in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. Marker is on Av. Pres. Antonio Carlos just south of Bc. do Barbeiros, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the sidewalk, a block northwest of the Imperial Palace/Praça 15 de Novembro. Marker is in this post office area: Rio de Janeiro 20021-000, Brazil.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Praça 15 de Novembro (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); João Cândido Felisberto Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Christ the Redeemer Monument (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); Cristovão Leite de Castro (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); CCAPA (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); Augusto Ferreira Ramos (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); APA das Pontas de Copacabana e Arpoador (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); Copacabana Fort (approx. 9.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rio de Janeiro.
Also see . . .
1. Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo, Rio de Janeiro. (Submitted on June 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Carmelites. (Submitted on June 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo; Carmelites
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 895 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.