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“What a stunning Church!”

Church of Sao Lourenco de Almancil
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US$44.77*
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East Algarve Day Trip Including Almancil, Faro, Olhao and Tavira
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We have visited this Church many times and I am ashamed to say we have never commented on it before, MEA CULPA!!!

If you ever venture to this area on holiday please take time to visit it, this is a most magnificent Church and we have seen many!

Votive candles are not available but as in many Church's lights replace candles, more eco friendly, no photo's inside but the Altar will always be in your mind's eye, unforgetable!!!

I'm not sure about wheelchair access

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Amazed at the golden altar I've never seen anything like it before, neither have I visited a church so small. The walls and ceilings are covered with blue and white tiles depicting the story of Saint Lawrence. Cost of entry 2 euros per person (well worth it) buy the leaflet for 60cents if you don't know the full story before you visit, it helps you understand the scenes. Candles can be lit but are electric ones! It didn't feel the same as lighting a wax one.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

For such a small church in a small town this was really stunning. The rococo altar and sanctuary are exquisite . The tiled antechamber is lovely too and a peaceful place for a rest.The fee of 2 euro is well worth it.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Active,still used church.small but stunning,very roccoco gold lamination of the whole altar and back wall,tiled all over the walls,some pictures quite disturbing,elegant from the outside.can be seen easily from the road,no photos allowed inside.really worth a visit



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Reviewed 3 April 2014

The dome of this azulejo tiled chapel is a beautiful miracle. While the entire church is a gem built once the townsfolk found water following famine, the small yet elegant sanctuary is overwhelmingly beautiful and spiritual. I cannot recommend this too highly for those who admire the art of these tiles.

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