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Carmo Church

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Address: Largo do Carmo, Faro 8000-148, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 289 824 490
15:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 13:00

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Amazing, very small, no photos allowed

An unusual highlight. You might not stay longer than 15 minutes. It is the size of a living room (length x width NOT height). Beautiful, amazing Portuguese blue tiles and typical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the most amazing places I have been. The feelings you get when you are there are very strange. The bone chapel is just unlike anything you will ever see. We were only there for around 10 minutes, just looking and taking everything in. It’s a small church, however very tall. It only takes 10 minutes out... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An unusual highlight. You might not stay longer than 15 minutes. It is the size of a living room (length x width NOT height). Beautiful, amazing Portuguese blue tiles and typical gold church finishings. Do visit

Thank IRL-64
Guisborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this church in my youth and was impressed. 30 years later it still impresses. Well worth making the time for.

Thank Chris B
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of gold, but nothing overly wowing. Okay if you like church architecture and inexpensive. Nice organ decor

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Had this on our to do list but another tourist also recommended it. At €2 entrance fee it is good value. Inside is spectacular. Small but very ornate. The bone chapel is well signed and you have to go outside to get to it. It is somewhat eerie but a sight to behold. We didn't dare touch the skulls in... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

For those that like to see interesting architecture this is a must. From a fairly simple and coventional exteria the inside is spectactular. Make sure you visit the 'bone chapel'!

Thank mervclackett
Calne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Many people go to see the bone chapel but lots to see in the main church too with English and portugese explanations by painting and statues , €2 to get in , main church beatifiul , bone church interesting although felt uncomfortable in side ,

Thank Sue L
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, lovely church but the bone chapel is spectacularly spooky and frighteningly fantastic!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Small chapel with the bones (mostly femurs and skulls) from over 1,200 monks. To get into the bone chapel, you have to pay a small fee (1 Euro, kids are free) and go through the regular church and follow the signs for the bone chapel. There are some spots that are missing the skulls from where people took them for... More 

Thank MariWolfe929
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had heard about this chapel of bones from a friend in Portugal so on a day out in Faro made a effort to seek it out. Just out of the town centre and a straight walk from the bus station.The church itself is on of the best I have seen and the chapel at the rear a must see.

Thank Rob R

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