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Rua da Igreja s/n | Sao Lourenco, Almancil 8135-027, Portugal
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

A little gem... a pretty baroque exterior and a truly magnificent interior, well worth the €2 entry fee. Unfortunately the magnificence and aura of this holy place was marred by the volunteer attendants, one of who spent the entire time having a conversation speaking loudly...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

it's really worth a visit- the only problem is the opening hours, moreover the ladies in charge have that "flexible concept of punctuality". About 70 people were waiting at the door !!! Same thing last year already. I know they are volunteers but still, and...More

Thank oftherose71
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Small intamite church which is cover floor to ceiling with blue tile depicting stories of the life of St Lawrence.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 15 April 2018

When you are in love with the famous Portuguese Azulejos you have to visit this beautiful church. The entrance fee is 2€.

Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Beautiful church well worth a visit if you are in the area. but it is easy to miss the turning for it. There is a similar church in Loule near the castle museum which opens similar times and you can take photo's. On the Photo...More

Thank z0lair
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

There are many churches but this one is really spectacular, both for its internal walls which are mostly blue tiles, and for the lavish gilt altar/reredos. Indeed the entrance has some quite lovely artworks also. Several images are of St Lawrence, who was martyred by...More

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 16 March 2018

There is not one square centimetre of the interior of this church that has not been covered with 'azulejos' - Portugal's traditional blue and white ceramic tiles. We had seen many churches, cathedrals and cloisters in Portugal - and some in Brazil - with impressive...More

Thank RonIngrid
Reviewed 14 March 2018

If you're near Almancil you shouldn't miss the opportunity to see this church. With the exception of the altarpiece, the entire church is completetly covered with portugese tiles - Azulejos. The panels depicts various moments in the life of St Lawrence. The small dome over...More

Thank Vierdank
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The church of S.Lourenco Almancil is a magnificent example of the azulejo-clad facade Extraordinary example of Portuguese azulejos (traditional blue and white tiles) cover the whole church inside !!

Thank maria C
Reviewed 8 February 2018

A visit that should not be missed. Check opening times. Tourism offices should know. Entrance at the side door. "The barrel-vaulted nave is broken by a cupola, and totally covered in tile, except for the corners, frames and frames of the windows. These tiles show...More

Thank Maria C
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Susan R
20 August 2017|
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Response from traveltrailer | Reviewed this property |
Ditto previous answers re candles and lunch time closure. I think it remains closed on Monday morning also.
Tim J
3 September 2016|
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Response from jennyphillips60 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , I dont know