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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 walls and ceiling well worth the visit entrance fee short walk from the old town altar area euro charge interesting visit small fee beautiful building storks nesting monkeys bites skull macabre
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Faro is a nice small city and this is one of it's attractions. Well worth the visit. Easy to get to and close to the old town area

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jfkcity
Reviewed 25 November 2018

This is a really interesting visit. In a bizarre way it is interesting yet a bit eerie. A 2 euro visit in Faro that is worth the rather intriguing trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank helensuz
Reviewed 19 November 2018

It was a small but ornate church, near the center of town. A short drive from our resort in Porches, a curiosity of Portuguese history, and worth the trip. A small $2 Euro charge/person for admittance, and there is much to see in the altar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GenoMichiganYooper
Reviewed 26 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank holidayaddict51
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob C
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30 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.
Louise M
9 July 2017|
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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
16 September 2015|
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Response from Paulina O | Reviewed this property |
€3.50 and for students 1 euro