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Carmo Church

Largo do Carmo | Santa Maria, Faro 8000-148, Portugal
+351 289 824 490
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interesting half hour

It cost 2euros entry including the chapel of bones. It is worth it for 2 euros. The church is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Zanahorio24
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Dublin, Ireland
Beautfully macabre

We had a short time in Faro and found the prospect of the "Bones Chapel" intriguing....it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jack J
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Largo do Carmo | Santa Maria, Faro 8000-148, Portugal
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+351 289 824 490
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"bone chapel"
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"small chapel"
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"human bones"
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"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 6 reviews
"dos ossos"
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"short walk from the old town"
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"walls and ceiling"
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"ornate interior"
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"lovely gem"
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"sight to behold"
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"wood carvings"
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"baroque style"
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"small fee"
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"beautiful building"
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"monkeys"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It cost 2euros entry including the chapel of bones. It is worth it for 2 euros. The church is impressive and the chapel of bones is strange and a bit eerie but we were glad to see it. Overall not much time needed for this...More

Thank Zanahorio24
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a short time in Faro and found the prospect of the "Bones Chapel" intriguing....it is, despite some of the neutral reviews, definitely worth visiting. The story goes something like ..... Local church needed more space in the cemetery...so dug up a load of...More

Thank Jack J
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I really enjoyed walking through the cathedral it was beautiful, in the side rooms on the way to the Bone Chapel there were a few figurines and paintings to see. The bone chapel itself is accessed via a courtyard leading from the Cathedral and is...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Not worth going out of your way The church was nice Small chapel of bones Bizarre as they descretated graves to stick those bones on walls An eerie feeling inside Weird place Don’t spend 2 euros

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

it was 2 euros per adult, kids were free to visit the church and the chapel. The chapel is tiny but worth the experience as it's a novelty for most.

Thank UmmSafia
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Well this was kind of bizarre! I went into the church, paid my two Euros and wandered around, fully expecting to see bones and skeletons! Somewhat disappointed I headed back out and the man at the front desk asked if I had seen the bone...More

1  Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

capela des ososs - the bone chapel is a really must see while in Faro, entry 2 euros pp, visited in January 2018

Thank Kornélia O
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The church has very rich decorations in gold. It could use a clean, was very dusty. The chapel is build with bones from citizans. (Some say from monks but that is not true they man from the church said) Lot of sculs are broken in...More

Thank Ingrid L
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The church inside is beautiful and very peaceful. It is beautifully decorated. A short walk through to and tou come out to a small courtyard. The Chapel of Bones is out here. It is very small and quite eerie I think but most definitely worth...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

This church created from the bones of deceased monks needs to be seen. We were lucky that it was very quite when we entered. The main church is a feast of gold gilt and no matter what your beliefs makes a visual impression. Note the...More

2  Thank rftu
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Kaylea S
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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Louise M
9 July 2017|
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Response from mervclackett | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I think it's open every day but not for non-congressional visitors during Mass times
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Silva_dk
17 September 2015|
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Response from Paulina O | Reviewed this property |
€3.50 and for students 1 euro
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