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Carmo Church

Largo do Carmo | Santa Maria, Faro 8000-148, Portugal
+351 289 824 490
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Nice church, but I came to see the Bone Chapel

Well this was kind of bizarre! I went into the church, paid my two Euros and wandered around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CFEIII
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Austin, Texas
a must see

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kornélia O
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Largo do Carmo | Santa Maria, Faro 8000-148, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank rftu
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The church is wonderful to look at and incredibly decorative inside. There is also a catacombe chapel in the rear There are some gyspy beggers outside who will curse you, but the church seem to do nothing about this The staff also are unhelpful This...More

Thank r00barbie
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We went here not really knowing what to expect. Thought it would be a bigger pkace with a selection of skulls, but it wss tiny anx crammed with skulls and bones quire fascinating.

Thank SueBridgend_UK
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This church is well worth a visit , if in Faro. The church itself is quite stunning , very ornate and impressive. To the rear of the church , through a pretty garden , is the chapel of bones , both macabre and beautiful ,...More

Thank waperth
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

If in Faro I highly recommend visiting the Carmo Church and it’s ‘Chapel of Bones’. The church is free and it’s only €2 for adults to go into the Chapel of Bones. The church itself if spectacular and very peaceful. The decor is stunning. A...More

Thank Mark_Jonesy
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This is such an impressive church & well worth a visit if you’re in the Faro area. The church itself is stunning & exceptionally ornate. The entrance fee is very small & more than worth it. The chapel of the bones is situated as you...More

Thank kg145
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Kaylea S
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.
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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
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Response from Paulina O | Reviewed this property |
€3.50 and for students 1 euro
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