Soon after friars from the order of Carmelites arrived in Santos in 1592, they built a convent named Nossa Senhora do Carmo. Their adjacent church dates back to 1599. On the other side of the tower is the Church of the Passion of Christ. This structure was added in 1760 to accommodate worshipers from the Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (also known as Lay Carmelites). The Catholic churches welcome your visit or attendance at daily Mass.