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Church of Sao Lourenco de Almancil

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Address: Rua da Igreja | Sao Lourenco, Almancil 8135-027, Portugal
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+351 289 395 451
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$38.79*
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East Algarve Day Trip Including Almancil, Faro, Olhao and Tavira
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Small but beautiful

This little rural church is a lovely piece of architecture. Photos from its exterior really do not make it justice, as the main attractive is its interior, which is painstakingly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
southerntraveller49
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Andalucia, Spain
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Plain looking on the outside. Amazingly Bao wow inside. Pictures is not allowed in side Each tile is carefully crafted by 1 artist who have not been here. True precise measurements. Jus amazing Recommended if you are ard the vicinity

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Andalucia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little rural church is a lovely piece of architecture. Photos from its exterior really do not make it justice, as the main attractive is its interior, which is painstakingly covered by beautiful old tiles besides a golden baroque altar. The building itself is quite small but has a real charm, standing out especially in a town like Almancil which... More 

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Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stepped into the foyer and were impressed with the art. Then as we walked further into the church, we were amazed at the blue tiles and alter. Lovely treasure.

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Thank Pawkean
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice church with azulejos inside.2 euros entry.difficult to find even with a GPS.ask locals for directon or write post code correctly.

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Thank Daniel K
Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a really fabulous church displaying iconic blue and white tiles throughout the whole of the interior.

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Thank clarkebarkes1945
Vilamoura, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place today visit tiles amazing no photos buy a postcard from grumpy lady attendant. Very nterestng how did the do i no groutt to be seen

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Thank Norman R
Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-see even if you don't normally visit churches. It's worth spending 60c on the leaflet before going in rather than after as I did!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go now to visit my mum, the graveyard really is beautiful and very different to the UK. The little houses are so much more personal

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Thank 941citytraveller2016
Portstewart, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small church, about the size of a large room. The walls are totally covered with blue and white tiles, but no photos are allowed. Stick your head in and take a quick look if you're in the area but don't pay the 2 euros charge and don't go out of your way to visit it!

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Extraordinary blue tiling, some depicting the poor martyred St Lourenco being roasted alive in an effort to make him recant his faith- he did not. Make the effort to go there. Small entrance fee.

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