One of Porto’s Most Eye-Catching Walls with Natalia Swarz.
From Colombia, born in 1993, now based in Barcelona. Natalia´s work is a combination of print design, fashion illustration, painting exploration, creative storytelling and fashion branding. Studied graphic design in Bogotá, Fashion marketing in Barcelona and currently studying a postgraduate in Fashion Design. Constantly inspired by dreaming, traveling, handwritten diaries, books, beautiful magazines, the 90s, love stories, Jane Birkin, and Kate Moss. Get inspired with her amazing work: http://nataliaswarz.squarespace.com
About this spot: What looks like just one big church is actually two connected by what is one of the world’s narrowest houses – just 1 meter wide.
Carmo Church, built in the 18th century. It is a magnificent example of late Baroque Architecture with a single nave made up of elegant gilt carvings in seven altars by master Francisco Pereira Campanhã. Outside, an extraordinary side wall is completely covered in blue and white tile panels.
The house that separates the two churches was inhabited until about 20 years ago. It was built due to a law that stated that no two churches could share a wall, while also ensuring chastity between the monks of Carmo and the nuns of Carmelitas.