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Carmo Church

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Largo do Carmo | Santa Maria, Faro 8000-148, Portugal
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All reviews bone chapel human bones small chapel entrance fee walls and ceiling well worth the visit dos ossos short walk from the old town ornate interior wood carvings small fee interesting visit beautiful building storks nesting monkeys macabre bites
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Converted from an original Moorish mosque this church does not follow the usual design, layout or geography of most Roman Catholic churches. There is a small museum with some interesting collections of vestments and relics and an equally interesting cloister area. The latter is very...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

If you rent a car then this is one of the Algarve visits you must see. Parking is easy, then walk through the old town of Faro to this church. Most of the walk is on main floor but if you are able to climb...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Beautifully preserved and elaborately decorated church with a small garden that is lovely and tranquil, we sat a while away from the searing heat. Discount for pensioners to enter the Bones Chapel, which is not at all 'scary', but a reminder just how old this...More

Thank 186337Alan
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Large and impressive facade, typical of Portuguese churches . Entry will cost you 2 euros, but it is very little compared to the preservation costs of such a building. Classical inside with interesting wall chapels. The highlight of this church is undoubtedly the bones chapel...More

Thank CPJD00
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Well worth a visit, whilst in Faro. This includes seeing a unusual shrine where the walls were made of skulls and bones

Thank simon s
Reviewed 10 September 2018

The church is stunning with beautiful carvings, all gilded in Brazilian gold. Small entrance fee to get in and reduced prices for senior citizens

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Spent about 45 minutes wandering through church and chapel of bones. €2 admission was reasonable. Chapel was very cool with an interesting lay out, Well worth a visit.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Simplesmente linda, e a capela dos ossos que lá se encontra muito deslumbrante. Um tesouro no algarve, para aqueles que pensam que Algarve é só praia, devem lá ir e ver. Toda a história em seu redor é fascinante. I have no words to explain...More

Thank Élsio O
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We called in here on a round trip including Palace of Estoi and Quarteria. Low admission cost - very ornate church. Chapel of Bones was fascinating, literally skulls and neatly placed bones make up the walls and ceiling. Weirdly a calm place, expected it to...More

Thank Zoe B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We only stayed for a short while (around 30 minutes is plenty) but the bone chapel was interesting (not to be confused with that in the cathedral - the one in Carmo Church is larger and better preserved). If you’re in the area and looking...More

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31 December 2017|
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Response from waperth | Reviewed this property |
Hi get a map from the tourist office and you will find the church , it is only a short 5/10 minute walk away.
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Response from 665mervync | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I think it's open every day but not for non-congressional visitors during Mass times
17 September 2015|
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Response from Paulina O | Reviewed this property |
€3.50 and for students 1 euro